First shipment of China’s COVID 19 vaccine arrives in Egypt

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    The first shipment of a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine landed at Cairo International Airport on Thursday. Developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, the vaccine was tested in the United Arab Emirates and is proved to be 86 percent effective.

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