Preventive medicine in Aswan
CAIRO - 9 May 2020: Head of the Preventive Medicine Administration in Aswan Mostafa Abu el Magd said 180 Egyptians who arrived recently from Sudan left the quarantine Saturday.
They were quarantined for 14 days at a hotel in Aswan city, Abu el Magd said, adding that all of them are in good health condition and tested negative to the novel coronavirus.
It should be noted that Egypt recorded 495 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths, which raises the total infected patients of COVID-19 to 8,476 and the total deaths to 503 according to Health Minister’s daily briefing.
Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said that the number of coronavirus cases whose tests turned from positive to negative increased to 2,416, including 1,945 people who recovered from the virus.
On May 7, Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli said the preventive measures taken to face the coronavirus crisis during the first half of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will continue for the rest of the month.
Among these measures is a night curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, and opening commercial centers over the whole week until 5:00 pm.
In a press conference, Madbouli said the budget for the new fiscal year will include an article allocating LE 100 billion ($6.35 billion) to raise wages and pensions, affirming that the state has been keen to not place extra burden on citizens during the coronavirus crisis.