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Health Minister: Egypt takes part in WHO clinical trials on coronavirus

Tuesday، 22 September 2020 - 03:57 PM

Minister of Health Hala Zayed said on Tuesday that Egypt will effectively take part in the international clinical trials launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a bid to find a successful medicine for the coronavirus or a medication that can slow the development of the disease along with reducing fatality rates.

The minister's remarks came during a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. She said Egypt has witnessed a decrease in the tally of infections this week by 8.75 percent compared to the week before, a matter which gives an indication on the development of the virus compared to other countries.

Zayed, also, highlighted the WHO director's praise of Egypt's approving participation in the trials on a vaccine by allowing volunteers to take the coronavirus vaccine. The minister asserted that applying social distancing regulations and wearing face masks are necessary to reduce the number of infections.

MENA


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