3rd village in Egypt, 2nd in Gharbeya quarantined over rise in COVID-19 infections



Tue, 14 Apr 2020 - 03:20 GMT


Tue, 14 Apr 2020 - 03:20 GMT

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS particle Computer Generated- CC via Wikimedia

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS particle Computer Generated- CC via Wikimedia

CAIRO – 14 April 2020: Saft Trab village near Al Mahala Al Kubra City at Gharbeya governorate has been quarantined for two weeks after 18 infections were identified, and the death of a woman.

Police have deployed patrols and armored vehicles to close the entrances of the village, and to ensure the isolation of dwellers at their houses.

Head of the Second Health Administration at Mahala Sayed Qaoud told press that the patients are currently staying at a quarantine hospital, and that individuals in their surroundings are being tested for COVID-19.

On April 9, authorities in a district in the northeastern Egyptian city of Port Said home quarantined the dwellers of two residential buildings, after two coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were found among them.

In press remarks, Ahmed Qassem, head of Al-Dawahi district, said the entrances of the two buildings were closed by security forces and the residents were ordered to stay at home for 14 days, in order to avoid physical contact with others.

On April 7, Moatamadeya village in Giza governorate was quarantined after nine infections had been identified.

On April 1, El-Hayatem Village in Gharbiya governorate was quarantined after eight cases tested positive to Covid-19, including a worker who contacted more than 100 persons in the village.
The Ministry of Health and Population announced Monday, that 125 new coronavirus cases were detected; all of them Egyptians, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 2190, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in a statement.

Five patients died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 164, the spokesman said.

The total number of patients who tested negative is 622, including 448 who left the quarantine hospital.



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