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Egypt Poised to Become First African Country to Manufacture Chinese Vaccines

Ozan KOSE / AFP

Talks between China and Egypt to launch a new manufacturing facility have reportedly reached “an advanced stage.” The planned facility will produce COVID-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, according to Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed.

At a press conference on Monday with Chinese ambassador Liao Liqiang, the minister said she hopes the two sides will be able to finalize an agreement before the end of the month.

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