Medical personnel swab a driver’s nose at a drive-through testing site for coronavirus for employees at UW Medical Center Northwest in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
CAIRO – 30 April 2020: Authorities in Egypt’s northern governorate of Sharqia, one of the country’s most populous areas, put 1,009 people in house quarantine, after 83 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the governor told Egypt Today.
Preventive medicine teams were also sent to check on the quarantined families in the governorate, Governor Mamdouh Ghorab said.
The 83 positive cases were in separate parts of the governorate, with the majority of cases in the capital city of Zagazig, Belbes and 10th of Ramadan city.
A total of 329 boxes of food were sent to the quarantined families in each of the 11 cities hit by coronavirus in the governorate, Ghorab added.
CAIRO - 29 April 2020: 226 people in Egypt tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recently and 21 people died, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, shortly after it noted that 25% of the announced fatalities died before reaching quarantine hospitals as they arrived at hospitals too late.
Earlier in April, authorities have put 13 families in Egypt’s Beni Suef governorate, south of the capital Cairo, under house quarantine, after positive cases were detected, the health affairs directorate said.
The quarantined families in one of the governorate’s villages consist of 79 members.
The directorate said it took the required precautionary measures to stop the spread of the novel virus in the village, including disinfecting houses and streets and testing contacts of infected people and checking their health condition.
Ihsan Abu Zeid, a Social Solidarity Ministry top official, has ordered providing ready meals and bags of food to the quarantined families.
In mid-April, Saft Trab village near Al Mahala Al Kubra City at the northern governorate of Gharbia has been quarantined for two weeks after 18 infections were identified and a woman died.
Police have deployed patrols and armored vehicles to close the entrances of the village, and to ensure the isolation of dwellers at their houses.
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 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 Gharbia was quarantined after eight cases tested positive, including a worker who contacted more than 100 persons in the village.