FILE- Laboratory technicians get ready during a coronavirus analysis simulation at the Malbran institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina February 29, 2020. Picture taken February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
CAIRO - 3 April 2020: A 30-year-old pregnant woman infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) recovered from the disease in Egypt, a medical source at Esna Specialized Hospital told Masrawy newspaper on Thursday evening.
Along with seven other people, the woman, who is at the eight-month pregnant, recovered after the results of the PCR test had turned negative twice, the source said, adding that a test to be conducted for the baby after giving birth.
The woman has contracted the virus as she dealt with a positive case while she has been in the Red Sea, and then has been quarantined to Esna Specialized Hospital.
As yet, the number of cases infected with Coronavirus in Egypt reached 985 patients, while the death toll rose to 66, announced the Ministry of Health on Friday evening. As for those who recovered from the disease, their number reached 296 people.
Since mid-March, the Egyptian government has taken gradual steps in dealing with the coronavirus spread, starting with suspending schools and universities. It also suspended the international flights until mid-April.
Furthermore, a partial two-week curfew was imposed on March 24, 2020, while all restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, casinos, night clubs, bars, shopping centers (malls), and other local shops shut down completely until April 14, 2020.
Additionally, the Ministry of Awqaf [Endowment] extended the closure of the mosques and the places of worship nationwide until further notice.