Egypt is planning to manufacture one billion doses a year of China’s Sinovac vaccine, as said on Wednesday and claiming it would become the Middle East and Africa’s “biggest vaccine producer”.
Under the deal with the Chinese pharmaceutical company, a factory in Cairo will produce more than 200 million doses per year to cover “national needs”, Health Minister Hala Zayed told a press conference.
A second factory will produce three million doses per day, “or around a billion a year”, with a view to exporting the vaccine for Covid-19 and responding to demand in Africa, Zayed added.
The move would make Egypt “the biggest vaccine producer in the Middle East and Africa”, an official statement said.
Data source: rfi.fr