What to do if you have suspected coronavirus disease in Egypt



Mon, 14 Feb 2022 - 05:14 GMT


Mon, 14 Feb 2022 - 05:14 GMT

FILE - Pixabay

FILE - Pixabay

CAIRO – 14 February 2022: Since the emergence of the new highly infectious coronavirus Omicron, the Egyptian Ministry of Health has urged people who feel sick to treat symptoms of common cold as a suspected coronavirus infection.

On Monday, the ministry has explained to people the steps to follow if they contract coronavirus.

- If you feel the usual symptoms of coronavirus, you should go to the hospital immediately, specifically the chest diseases clinic or the emergency department in a hospital affiliated with the Health Ministry.

*Note: The symptoms include difficulty breathing, a decrease in the percentage of oxygen in the blood below 92%, difficulty breathing, altered consciousness, and continuous fever, the ministry says.

- When contracting coronavirus, you should self-isolate for 5 to 7 days.

- Send an SMS to 1440, the ministry’s hotline for house quarantine cases.

- Take a good amount of rest and sleep.

- You should drink plenty of fluids.

- Take medicines that reduce temperature and painkillers when necessary.

Note: Recovery from coronavirus happens when symptoms disappear, the ministry says. However, people are able to transmit the infection to others only within 5 to 7 days, provided that the high temperature disappears even if the cough and cold persist.



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