Mena Covid-19 vaccine tracker (June 2021)

22 June 2021
Hajj 2021 will be limited to 60,000 fully vaccinated Saudi citizens and residents amid a steady growth in the number of regional coronavirus cases

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Algeria / 133,388+ cases
Skies partially reopen with an Air Algerie flight after 14 months of closures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Bahrain / 258,731+ cases
Emergency use of the antibody medicine Regn-Cov2 is approved to treat cases with moderate Covid symptoms.

Egypt / 273,182+ cases
Approvals for locally manufactured Sinovac vaccine discussed with the WHO.

Iran / 3,028,717+ cases
Emergency use of Coviran Barekat vaccine, manufactured by the local Shifa Pharmed, is approved.

Iraq / 1,254,643+ cases
Government is to restrict access to some services and to international travel to only vaccinated individuals this year.

Jordan / 743,331+ cases
Third batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, comprising 146,000 doses, reaches Amman via the Covax scheme.

Kuwait / 327,963+ cases
Johnson&Johnson vaccine is approved for emergency use, making it the fourth jab confirmed in the country.

Lebanon / 542,604+ cases
Lebanese Red Cross-supervised vaccination centre opens with a capacity of 5,000 people. 

Libya / 189,059+ cases
Sixth consignment of vaccines, comprising 100,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik-V, arrives in Tripoli.

Morocco / 523,890+ cases
Vaccination passport is to be issued to people who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Oman / 236,440+ cases
Number of vaccinated individuals in the country crosses 500,000, representing 15 per cent of the eligible population.

Qatar / 219,730+ cases
More than half of the population aged 16 years and over has now been fully vaccinated.

Saudi Arabia / 465,797+ cases
Annual Hajj pilgrimage in July to be restricted to 60,000 vaccinated citizens and residents aged 18-65.

Syria / 24,814+ cases
UAE begins second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Tunisia / 368,908+ cases
A Japanese donation of Covid-19 vaccine storage equipment arrives in Tunis.

UAE / 599,823+ cases
Two-thirds of Dubai’s residents have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Produced on 20 June 2021; case numbers as of 14 June 2021. Sources: WHO, Worldometers, MEED

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