Hospitals of Egypt’s Beheira become free from COVID-19 cases for 1st time: Health Ministry



Wed, 06 Apr 2022 - 11:18 GMT


Wed, 06 Apr 2022 - 11:18 GMT

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine shot in a vaccination center in Egypt - FILE

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine shot in a vaccination center in Egypt - FILE

CAIRO – 6 April 2022: Egypt’s Ministry of Health has announced the northern Egyptian governorate of Beheira free from coronavirus cases for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Over the past 10 days, all PCR tests for suspected cases and travelers in the governorate showed negative results, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Beheira has been one of the Egyptian governorates with the highest coronavirus vaccination rates, the ministry said, quoting Hany Gemeia, deputy undersecretary of the ministry in Beheira, as saying.

A total of 3,181,172 people has received the first coronavirus vaccine shot in Beheira, while 2,256,927 people have been fully vaccinated so far, the ministry added.

The average number of daily new infections with the Coronavirus (COVOD-19) reached 559 patients over the past week, said the Egyptian Ministry of Health on Saturday in a weekly briefing on the infection among the Egyptians.

It added that the average daily death toll reached eight new cases.

Meanwhile, the average of the recovered people reached 565, after receiving the necessary medical care in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, bringing the total number of people recovering from the coronavirus so far 438,458 cases.

It is reported that the number of people who are fully vaccinated against the virus has reached 32,563,052.

Ramadan procedures

As people are celebrating Ramadan, the government has announced a set to coronavirus-related measures during the holy month.

After a two-Ramadan hiatus due to Covid-19, Cairo began receiving requests of holding Mawaid el-Rahman, or charity iftars, this Ramadan.

The Egyptian government has decided to lift a ban imposed on Ramadan charity banquets known as “Mawaid Al-Rahman” where poor people gather in streets around huge tables of cooked food.

This comes after two years of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The government will also allow sermons after the afternoon prayer and night prayers during Ramadan and will allow restaurants and cafes to remain opening their doors until 2 A.M.

As per the government’s decisions, weddings at the hotels’ indoor halls will be allowed under precautionary measures against the pandemic.



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