Egyptian Health Ministry allocates separate routes in hospitals for coronavirus patients



Sun, 23 Aug 2020 - 01:34 GMT


Sun, 23 Aug 2020 - 01:34 GMT

A medical staff worker is seen at Sharm International Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak - Reuters

A medical staff worker is seen at Sharm International Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak - Reuters

CAIRO – 23 August 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Health affirmed allocating separate places and routes inside hospitals for patients, which are different from the routes allocated for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.


Earlier, Health Minister Hala Zayed affirmed that Egypt has passed the first wave of the novel virus, as Egypt has been recording a decreasing number of cases.


Egypt has reported 89 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, the lowest since April 11, and down from 1,774 cases on June 19, the country’s highest daily count, according to Egyptian Health Ministry’s figures.


The number of deaths, however, remains high for the decreasing number of new cases, as the Health Ministry has reported 12 deaths, given that the ministry has reported less than 12 deaths on May 22 when the cases rose to 783.


After Saturday’s figures, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 97,237, amid calls by the president on citizens to take preventive measures, in order for the country to hit zero new cases soon, while the total number of deaths rose to 5,243.


As many as 800 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 65,118, the ministry said.


Concerning the state’s efforts in dealing with the new coronavirus, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi earlier said that the country has achieved great success in facing the COVID-19 crisis, saying “the crisis was not severe, and the rates [of infection] were improved.”


He called upon the people to be pay attention to avoid the infection, in order to reach a zero infection nationwide.


“We must realize that there will be no complacency in dealing with the virus, because this will reflect on society [negatively]. Therefore, the society as citizens, agencies and the state must […] keep public health not affected […], especially in light of opening the schools in winter,” President Sisi said.


Prime Minster Mustafa Madbouly said that the country is seeking to reach zero-coronavirus cases in the coming period.


He added during a Wednesday Cabinet meeting that all precautionary measures should be taken including wearing facemasks, using sterilizers along with regular temperature measurement.


He explained that all these measures are necessary to keep low curve of the infections.



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