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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 9

Xinhua
10 May 2021, 08:05 GMT+10

CAIRO -- Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Sunday that Egypt will start locally producing China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in June.

During a press conference in Cairo, the minister said that the first 2 million doses will be produced in June at the plants of the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA). (Egypt-China-Vaccine Production)

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait launched on Sunday the second phase of the COVID-19 field vaccination campaign that provides vaccines for workers of shopping malls in the country.

Abdullah Al-Sanad, spokesman of the Kuwaiti Health Ministry, said in a press statement that this campaign comes within the efforts of the ministry to combat the spread of coronavirus in the country. (Kuwait-COVID19-Vaccination)

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia has announced its plan to hold Hajj ritual this year in a manner that ensures preserving health and safety of the pilgrims, the Saudi Press Agency reported Sunday.

The health authorities in the kingdom continue to assess conditions and take all measures to protect the health and well-being of the public, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said. (Saudi Arabia-Hajj Ritual-COVID19)

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AMMAN -- Jordan on Sunday decided to reduce curfew hours as the kingdom's epidemiological situation improved, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The government announced that the public would be allowed to move from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m., while establishments will be restricted between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., starting from the first day of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Ramadan. (Jordan-COVID19)

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