Mena Covid-19 vaccine tracker (January 2022)

25 January 2022
Regional governments are ramping up vaccination drives as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus causes a spike in cases in the Middle East and North Africa region

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*=Four-week case rate per million people, as of 20 January 2022

Algeria / 325*
Second university inoculation programme begins.

Bahrain / 20,030*
Booster shots approved for children aged 12 to 17.

Egypt / 328*
Cairo confirms receipt of 132 million vaccine doses to date.

Iran / 861*
First three Omicron-linked deaths confirmed in the country.

Iraq / 800*
Arriving passengers must show vaccination certificate to enter country.

Jordan / 9,987*
School winter break may be extended to curb new wave.

Kuwait / 12,084*
Cabinet tightens curbs on travel, social and indoor capacity

Lebanon / 22,711*
Protests break out against curbs on unvaccinated individuals.

Libya / 3,040*
Authorities say more than 4,000 people have received booster shots.

Morocco / 2,823*
Rabat denies shortage of drugs administered in Covid-19 treatment.

Oman / 2,057*
Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine approved as booster dose.

Qatar / 21,087*
Booster of Pfizer-BioNTech approved for children aged 12 to 15.

Saudi Arabia / 2,072*
Highest-ever daily infections (5,362) recorded on 12 January.

Syria / 91*
Vaccine production to be localised with Russian support.

Tunisia / 5,820*
Night curfew reimposed and gatherings banned until end of January.

UAE / 6,768*
Health ministry urges eligible individuals to take booster shots.

Produced on 20 January 2022; Mena=Middle East and North Africa. Sources: World Health Organisation, Worldometers, Our World in Data, MEED

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