Mena Covid-19 vaccine tracker (September 2021)

21 September 2021
Iran, Iraq and North African countries continue to struggle with elevated coronavirus case rates as vaccine drives help to stabilise numbers in the wider Middle East region

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

Algeria / 295*
Algeria is expected to receive 15 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in October.

Bahrain / 1,721*
Manama formally approves Sputnik V as a booster shot for those aged 18 and over.

Egypt / 76*
Cairo is in talks to localise production of US vaccine Moderna.

Iran / 10,448*
Locally made Razi Cov Pars vaccine enters third phase human trials.

Iraq / 4,474*
Baghdad receives 100,800 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses from Italy via Covax scheme.

Jordan / 2,394*
Gradual resumption of economic activities continues as Amman lifts curfew. 

Kuwait / 903*
Admission rates at Jaber al-Ahmed hospital, Kuwait’s main Covid-19 facility, fall 90 per cent.

Lebanon / 5,026*
Beirut assured of Egyptian support for vaccines after Cairo achieves self-sufficiency

Libya / 5,801*
Italy is reported to have shipped 117,600 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses to Libya.

Morocco / 4,080*
Rabat expands inoculation campaign to children aged over 12 years.

Oman / 676*
Case positivity rate drops to 1 per cent from previous average of 25 per cent.

Qatar / 1,988*
Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna booster shots will be administered to high-risk individuals.

Saudi Arabia / 219*
Validity of iqamas and visit, exit and re-entry visas to be extended until 30 November at no cost.

Syria / 185*
Government vaccination campaign held at 450 fixed and mobile healthcare facilities.

Tunisia / 5,184*
Tunis receives 187,960 Pfizer doses through Covax, raising US contribution to 2 million.

UAE / 2,686*
Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test mandated for Expo 2020 Dubai visitors.

Produced on 19 September 2021. Sources: World Health Organisation, Worldometers, MEED

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