Egypt records 232 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

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Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 09:31 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Test Kit- U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Test Kit- U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio

CAIRO – 23 April 2020: Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced, Thursday, 232 new coronavirus, COVID-19 confirmed cases in an expected surge of the daily detected patients, while 11 people died from the virus.

Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said that all of the new cases are Egyptians.

The new cases raise the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in Egypt to 3,891 and deaths to 287, Megahed added.

The number of coronavirus cases whose tests turned from positive to negative increased to 1,334, including 1,004 people who recovered from the virus. All positive cases were quarantined at hospitals, the spokesman said.

During a meeting Thursday, Egypt’s Health Minster Hala Zayed said, that the country made up to 90.000 PCR tests for COVID-10 all over the state. She urged Egyptians to follow health lifestyle during the holy month to maintain the body's immunity against COVID-19.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli announced Thursday, that the night-time curfew hours were shortened to start from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am during the holy month of Ramadan.

In a press conference on the state’s new procedures against the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during the holy month, Madbouli added that the commercial centers are allowed to open over the whole week until 5:00 pm.

The Prime Minister announced that the state and the Egyptians have to cope with COVID-19 impacts via precautionary measures as the disease could exist for a long time.

We have balanced between taking preventive measures against coronavirus and allowing the economy and production to continue, he said, adding that there is a qualitative change that took place in many countries' vision toward fighting coronavirus, including deciding to open the economy, after millions of workers lost their jobs.

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa announced on Wednesday evening that the holy month of Ramadan will start on Friday, sending its greetings to President Sisi and the Egyptians.


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