Egypt 1st in line among African countries to receive a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

Egypt is first in line among African countries to receive a Chinese vaccine against covid-19, China’s ambassador in Cairo Liao Liqiang said during an online seminar according to local press.

A Chinese-developed covid-19 vaccine is currently in phase three clinical trials in Egypt.

Production is set to begin after results from the two month long trials have been processed and a one year “follow up period” completed.

Egyptian Health minister joins vaccine trials, Hala Zayed has enrolled herself in a covid-19 vaccine trials.

Zayed said that, of the 40k total volunteers, none had shown side effects. Zayed some 6k participants from Egypt have been enrolled in the trial in which she’s participating, with 1k of them having so far taken the vaccine.