Mena Covid-19 vaccine tracker (February 2022)

22 February 2022
Governments around the region are starting to ease restrictions as more booster shots are administered to contend with the Omicron strain

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Gulf nations begin to ease Covid-19 curbs
Omicron surge continues in Middle East
Covid-19 cases cross 17 million-mark in Mena

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*=Four-week case rate per million people, as of 15 February 2022

Algeria / 816*
Algerians urged to get vaccinated to prevent healthcare infrastructure collapse.

Bahrain / 96,110*
Capacity restrictions on indoor spaces eased, but masks remain mandatory.

Egypt / 556*
Restrictions to be eased when vaccination campaign is 70 per cent complete.

Iran / 7,338*
Locally produced Noora Covid-19 jab completes phase three human trials.

Iraq / 4,085*
Local healthcare sector requires rapid training and support to manage new Covid waves.

Jordan / 38,447*
UN says more than half of refugees aged 18 and above in Jordan have been vaccinated.

Kuwait / 28,375*
Curbs on travel and indoor venue capacity are eased, including for government offices.

Lebanon / 31,969*
Total number of cases in Lebanon crosses 1 million-mark to reach 1,020,204 on 15 February.

Libya / 11,076*
National Centre for Disease Control calls for imposition of preventive measures.

Morocco / 100,450*
Work begins on vaccine factory in Benslimane with output capacity of 116 million jabs.

Oman / 12,573*
Travel guidelines updated for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers at all ports.

Qatar / 17,494*
More than 1 million booster shots administered in the country as of 12 February.

Saudi Arabia / 3,213*
New vaccination requirements take effect for travellers and pilgrims in the kingdom.

Syria / 125*
World Health Organisation calls to ramp up vaccination delivery support.

Tunisia / 15,195*
Tunisia had administered over 1,084,771 booster shots as of 13 February.

UAE / 6,321*
Easing of restrictions planned for indoor venues, events and public transport.

Produced on 15 February 2022; Mena=Middle East and North Africa. Sources: World Health Organisation, Worldometers, Our World in Data, MEED

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