Egypt to require virus vaccinations for civil servants

Egypt’s government will soon require public servants to have a vaccination certificate or show a weekly negative COVID-19 test before entering their workplaces.

The government announces the new measures. It says the requirements will be applied starting November 15. The measures also require the public to show proof of vaccination to enter government buildings starting December 1, according to a government statement.

The idea is to encourage people to get vaccinations, as the country of over 100 million people suffers through a fourth wave of the pandemic.

Health Minister Hala Zayed says the government has secured more than 62 million shots of COVID-19 vaccine, with 7.8 million more shots expected to arrive this month.

She says around 31.7 million shots have been given to residents since the vaccination campaign was launched in January.

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