German coronavirus patient dies in Egypt

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Sun, 08 Mar 2020 - 06:15 GMT

Egyptian minister of health Hala Zayed: File photo

Egyptian minister of health Hala Zayed: File photo

CAIRO – 8 March 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Health said that a German tourist who suffered from coronavirus died on Sunday after he tested positive for the infectious disease on March 6.

The Egyptian authorities said that the dead patient (60 years old) arrived in Hurghada port city on Friday coming from Luxor, he showed alarming symptoms of the disease to be hospitalized and later tests positive for coronavirus.

The patient refused to be transferred to the specialized quarantine hospital in Matrouh city to be admitted to intensive care after suffering from a respiratory failure caused by severe Pneumonia, according to the Egyptian authorities.

The Egyptian ministry of health notified its counterpart in Germany of the patient’s death. The deceased is the first coronavirus patient to die in Egypt.

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