COVID-19 in Egypt: 702 new cases, 19 deaths


Mon, 25 May 2020 - 06:35 GMT

The new Coronavirus (COVID-19)- CC via Pixabay/FrankundFrei

The new Coronavirus (COVID-19)- CC via Pixabay/FrankundFrei

CAIRO – 25 May 2020: Egypt recorded 702 new cases of the new coronavirus (COVID19) and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 17,967 and 783 deaths, respectively, announced the Health Ministry said in its daily briefing on Monday.

Also, the test results of 5,481 people turned from positive to negative, including 4,900 people who totally recovered. It added that 179 patients left hospitals in the last 24 hours.

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.



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