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CAIRO – 17 May 2020: 510 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Egypt on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 12229, the Health Ministry said in its daily briefing.
The ministry also reported 18 deaths due to the novel virus, bringing the total number to 630.
Also, the test results of 3742 people turned from positive to negative, the ministry said, including 3172 people who totally recovered. It added that 222 patients left hospitals.
On May 14, Egypt released a coexistence plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic over the coming period. The government highlights the importance of abiding by precautionary measures while preparing to gradually resume the normal life cycle.
The plan comes as a bid to reduce the number of infections and deaths, achieve a balance between maintaining a normal life cycle and abiding by the precautionary measures, to get rid of the negative psychological effects of the outbreak, and to avoid crowds resulting from services like transportation and shopping.
Cinemas, theaters, cafes, fitness halls, and sports clubs should remain closed during the period of coexisting with the coronavirus in light of the first phase of the ministry’s plan to cope with the virus set to start at the beginning of June.
The ministry also recommended keeping the ban on weddings and funerals and suspending universities, schools, kindergartens, and nurseries.