Egyptian Quarantine Authority employees at Cairo International Airport last month. (AFP) Egyptian Quarantine Authority employees at Cairo International Airport last month. (AFP)

COVID-19: Health Ministry doubles quarantine period for Egyptian returnees to 28 days

Fri, Mar. 27, 2020
CAIRO - 27 March 2020: The Ministry of Health has ordered doubling the quarantine period from 14 to 28 days for all Egyptian returnees from abroad with a view to halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ease the detection of new cases.

In its weekly report, the Ministry of Health called for immediate reporting of suspected cases and notifying the Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance.

The ministry, also, urged the hospitals and quarantines across the country to stay on alert.
 
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