Prime Minister's Media Advisor Hani Younis posted photos for two newborn babies, saying that two women in Egypt infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) gave birth successfully at dawn - Press photo
CAIRO – 13 April 2020: Prime Minister's Media Advisor Hany Younes posted photos for two newborn babies, saying that two women in Egypt infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) gave birth successfully at dawn.
This comes while Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed in March warned against visiting the older people or pregnant women, considering them at a higher risk of complications in the event of contracting the deadly virus.
However, no reported deaths of pregnant women have been so far reported. Many experts also affirmed that there is no evidence that pregnant women are at an increased risk of miscarriage or developing severe symptoms. Also, no evidence shows that they can transmit the disease to their unborn children, although some reports suggest that this can happen.
Worldwide, the novel virus has so far caused the death of over 115,000 people, according to Worldometers, while the total number of cases stands at 1,864,201 at the moment.
In Egypt, the Health Ministry announced on Sunday, that 126 new coronavirus cases were detected; all of them Egyptians, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 2065, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in a statement.
Thirteen patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 159, the spokesman said.
The spokesman said that the number of patients that were discharged from hospitals after receiving necessary medical care rose to 447 on Sunday.
Also, the number of coronavirus patients who had now been retested for the virus and had received negative results has reached 589.