Mena Covid-19 vaccine tracker (December 2021)

21 December 2021
The arrival of winter and the Omicron variant of Covid in the Middle East has set off a fresh surge of cases in countries with lower vaccination rates

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*=Four-week case rate per million people, as of 13 December 2021

Algeria / 4,682*
School winter break advanced to enable the country to intensify its vaccination scheme.

Bahrain / 814*
Manama inks advance vaccine purchase agreement with France’s Valneva.

Egypt / 24,374*
Health ministry says Cairo has a phased plan to combat Omicron variant.

Iran / 114,806*
Restrictions introduced on unvaccinated individuals to help the country ‘co-exist with Covid’.

Iraq / 18,250*
More than 2.9 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses arrived in Iraq in November 2021.

Jordan / 114,013*
Amman tightens travel measures as Omicron variant drives third wave of Covid.

Kuwait / 664*
National Aviation Services enters partnership to expand pre-flight test offering.

Lebanon / 35,780*
Fines on unvaccinated individuals who spread Covid increased to $165.66.

Libya / 12,213*
Restrictions imposed for individuals without vaccination cards.

Morocco / 3,154*
International flight ban extended until end of 2021.

Oman / 242*
Zero deaths recorded in one month, as of 11 December.

Qatar / 4,099*
Travel curbs imposed amid discovery of Omicron variant.

Saudi Arabia / 967*
Entry allowed for people vaccinated with Sputnik V jab from 1 January.

Syria / 2,914*
Fourth wave of Covid surges amid limited testing.

Tunisia / 3,747*
Tunis considers measures to avoid overburdening the country’s healthcare infrastructure.

UAE / 1,713*
Dubai offers booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to all adults.

Produced on 13 December 2021. Sources: World Health Organisation, Worldometers, Our World in Data, MEED

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