Egypt’s president has received his first dose of coronavirus vaccine, although his office does not say what type of vaccine was used. Egypt in general uses China’s Sinopharm or the AstraZeneca vaccines.
Abdel Fattah el-Sissi got the dose as part of the national vaccination campaign, his office says in a Facebook post.
El-Sissi’s vaccination appeared aimed to encourage more people to get vaccinated, particularly health care workers.
Health Minister Hala Zayed on Saturday called for health workers to register to be vaccinated. She said only 50% of the targeted health care workers have signed up.