Egypt's irrigation minister accuses Ethiopia of spoiling Sudan's drinking stations

Egypt's Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aty announced on Friday that Ethiopia had spoiled drinking stations in Sudan by releasing muddy waters without informing the downstream countries. This came during a meeting between Abdel Aty and Ayman Aqil, president of Maat

Coronavirus cases falling in Egypt

Coronavirus cases have begun to fall in Egypt, the country’s health minister confirmed on Wednesday. Hala Zayed said that bed occupancy rates in hospital quarantine wards are also declining. She said that along with the World Health Organization, “we are currently documenting the pub

Egypt’s local production of Sinovac vaccine to begin by end of June

 Egypt’s local production of the first batch of the Chinese Sinovac coronavirus vaccine will start by the end of June, according to Health Minister Hala Zayed.Khaled Mujahid, the Ministry of Health and Population’s spokesman, said once the production of the first batch is complete

Egypt aims to vaccinate 40% of population by end-2021

Egypt aims to vaccinate 40 percent of its population against coronavirus by the end of 2021, the prime minister said in a televised address on Wednesday.By the end of Wednesday, 2.5 million people will have been vaccinated from a total of 6 million people who signed up on the government’s re

Egypt to Start Easing COVID-19 Restrictions on Tuesday

Egypt will lift restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including easing the early closure of shops and restaurants, from Tuesday. The Supreme Committee for the Management of the Coronavirus Crisis said shops, malls, cafeterias and restaurants, which will be allowed to open da

Egypt rejects Ethiopian statement to build more than 100 dams across the country

Egypt has rejected Ethiopia’s intention to build a number of dams in different regions of the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Sunday that Ethiopia plans to build more than 100 dams in the upcoming fiscal year.Ahmed Hafez, foreign ministry s

Egypt FM stresses need to refrain from escalation in Palestinian territories

 Egypt’s foreign minister in a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Sunday stressed the need to refrain from all practices that lead to escalation, especially in the Palestinian territories, the foreign ministry said in a statement.Sameh Shoukry told visiting counterpart Gabi Ashkena

Egypt to hold doctors responsible for covid deaths

Egyptian doctors have protested on social media over a recent announcement by the Ministry of Health to issue records against those allegedly responsible for the "death of coronavirus patients and delays in patient treatments". The Secretary-General of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, Osama Abdel

Egypt receives $500,000 Canadian grant for health sector

Canada granted Egypt $500,000 in aid to combat the negative effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as the funds will go toward procuring necessary equipment at the Sadr Al-Abbasiya Hospital in Cairo. The announcement of the grant came during Tuesday's meeting between Egyptian ministers, C

Egypt's El Sisi and US President Biden discuss Gaza ceasefire and reconstruction

US President Joe Biden called Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Monday to discuss strengthening the Gaza ceasefire, urgent humanitarian aid to the strip and international efforts to rebuild it, the Egyptian president's office said. The two leaders also discussed ways to revive the peace pro

Egypt to complete the manufacture of first 2m Sinovac vaccine doses in 6-7 weeks

 Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed announced that the local manufacture of the country’s first 2 million Chinese Sinovac coronavirus vaccine doses will be completed within six to seven weeks. Zayed expressed her optimism about Egypt’s future as a leading vaccine manufacturer

Egypt to locally produce 2m doses of China’s Sinovac jab

Egypt received on Friday the first batch of components to locally produce 2 million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine. According to the country’s health ministry, the delivery includes 1,400 liters of vaccine components as part of the agreement signed between Sinovac and the Egyptian H

Egypt braces for surge in virus cases

Egypt is bracing itself for a surge in COVID-19 infections, with daily cases likely to rise from 1,300 to 1,500 in the coming week, according to the Health and Population Ministry. The pandemic’s intensity is expected to ease by July, a ministry source said, but warned that “this fore

El-Sisi: Egypt’s water rights ‘will not be violated’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has said that Egyptians’ concerns over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) are “legitimate” and warned that Egypt will not give up its water rights. “I appreciate your concern about the dam crisis, and I share this concern wit

Sisi tell Egypt to keep faith in Ethiopia talks and don't fear losing Nile water

Egypt’s president yesterday sought to ease the nation’s fears that a Nile dam being built by Ethiopia will cut their life-and-death share of the river’s water, counselling them not to be impatient and give negotiations a chance to settle the dispute with Addis Ababa. &ldquo

Egyptians sign up for vaccines to fight a third Covid-19 wave

Outside a government vaccination centre in Cairo, Farid Ahmed awaits his turn to get a Covid-19 vaccine. The 29-year-old advertising account director had been in no hurry but decided to register on the government website about a month ago. “Now people are starting to get more convinced to

Egypt to test visitors from countries with COVID-19 variants on arrival

Egypt will require all visitors arriving from "countries where variants of the virus have appeared" to take a rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival, its health ministry said in a statement today, Reuters reports. The statement did not specify the countries from which passengers would take th

Egypt to produce 60m doses of Sinovac vaccine from next month

Egypt is set to begin the production of 60 million doses of the Chinese Sinovac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine next month. The announcement was made by Mohammed Abdel Fattah, head of the central administration for preventive affairs at Egypt’s Ministry of Health. The health off