China’s Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang speaking in an interview with dmc news channel - Screenshot/dmc
CAIRO – 3 April 2020: China’s Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang has affirmed that Egypt is able to overcome the crisis of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as soon as possible. Egypt has so far reported a total of 865 cases.
In an interview with dmc news channel, Liao said the Egyptian government has adopted effective scientific measures to combat COVID-19, stressing that China believes in the strong and wise leadership of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in dealing with the pandemic.
The World Health Organization has lauded measures taken by the Egyptian government to confront the coronavirus, he added.
Liao noted that Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed was the first foreign official to visit China during its war against the virus.
China will provide Egypt with a batch of medical supplies in response to Cairo’s efforts to help Beijing fight COVID-19, he added.
Meanwhile, the Chinese ambassador said there is no vaccine or medicine for the coronavirus so far, stressing that staying at home is one of the best ways to curb the spread of the virus.
The Egyptian Health Ministry on Thursday has reported new 86 coronavirus cases, raising the total number of cases in the northeastern African country to 865. The total death toll reached 58, after the ministry confirmed six new deaths.
On the other hand, the ministry said the results of 282 cases turned to negative, including 201 who totally recovered.
In a press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said the Health Ministry has provided 1,000 fully equipped vehicles serving as mobile clinics, to test citizens nationwide for the novel virus.
The figures of people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Egypt may increase during the next week, Madbouli noted, but they will still be within the middle safe range, as long as this increase is gradual.
He urged citizens inhabiting densely populated governorates to show further commitment to the preventive measures against the spread of the deadly virus.
Additional reporting by MENA