FILE - Ventilators of Hamilton Medical AG are seen at a plant in Domat/Ems, Switzerland March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
CAIRO – 17 April 2020: Power and desalination company, ACWA Power on Friday raised LE 5.5 million ($349,286) to pay for ventilators for coronavirus patients, as part of the national efforts to curb the spread of the novel virus.
The letter of the donation was sent to Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli.
The Health Ministry on Thursday received LE 162 million ($10.285 million) in donations from civil society organizations and corporates, to support its efforts in facing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), health official sources said, as Egypt has recorded over 2,500 positive cases.
Three companies sent letters of donations to Madbouli, the Cabinet said in a statement.
The donors include Mansour Automotive Egypt, which sent LE 50 million ($3.174 million); Tatweer Misr for real estate development, which sent LE 5 million ($317,484); and Ibn Sina Pharma pharmaceutical company, which donated LE 4 million ($253,987).
The Ministry of Health announced, Thursday recording 168 new coronavirus cases, and 13 deaths
According to Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed, the new cases, raise Egypt’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,673 and deaths to 196.
He added that the number of coronavirus cases whose tests turned from positive to negative increased to 781, including 596 people who recovered from the virus.
All positive cases are placed under quarantine at isolation hospitals, the spokesman said.
He added that 43 of those infected with coronavirus, including three foreigners, were discharged from hospitals after receiving the necessary medical care. Total number of recoveries so far reached 596.
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