The Greek Community of Cairo is on alert for the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt and for the protection of the health of Egyptians.
The Greek Community of Cairo has opened a channel of communication with the Greek Embassy in Cairo and the Greek Community of Alexandria to coordinate their actions and facilitate the vaccination of the Greek Parish in Egypt, given that a large percentage of them are elderly.
The Greek Community of Cairo has tabled some specific and targeted proposals that would deal with the major issue that has arisen from the vaccination of the Greek community in Egypt. The Greek Community of Cairo is ready to bear the high cost of transporting and disposing of vaccines, but setting a single condition: to start negotiations immediately with the Greek State so that the vaccination can be done in a short time as reported by ekkairo.org.
Based on the needs of the Greek community in Egypt in the first stage, 4,000 vaccine doses are required for the elderly, seconded civil servants, officials of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and part of the parish.
The Management Committee of the Greek Community of Cairo considered that there was an urgent need for immediate vaccination of the residents as many are not able to travel to Greece, let alone stay a month until the second dose of the vaccine or even carry out the additional procedures.
According to the proposal of the Greek Community of Cairo, the vaccination should take place at the Greek Hospital in Cairo, which does not belong to individuals. On the contrary, since its establishment, it has been operating with the aim of treating, caring for and meeting the needs of the Greek community in Egypt. Given the high level of services it offers, it can accomplish such an important task.