Egyptian irrigation minister’s isolation ends Monday after contacting infected governor

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Mon, 01 Jun 2020 - 02:28 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati – Press Photo

Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati – Press Photo

CAIRO – 1 June 2020: The home-isolation period of Egyptian Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati ends on Monday. He self-isolated following his meeting with Dakahlia Governor Ayman Mokhtar who tested positive to COVID-19.

Minister Abdel Ati was required to isolate himself and adhere to all medical precautions in accordance with instructions set by the World Health Organizations, and the Egyptian Ministry of Health.

The minister further announced that he will return to his office as of Tuesday, wishing everyone safety and calling on citizens and workers to commit to social distaning.

All workers and visitors of the Egyptian ministries are only allowed to enter the buildings when wearing medical masks.

Minister Abdel Ati has carried out his work over the self-isolation period from home.

Egypt recorded 1,536 new coronavirus cases on May 31, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 24,985.

Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in the daily briefing that 46 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 959.

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