Egyptian singer Nihal Nabil tests positive for coronavirus

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Mon, 01 Jun 2020 - 12:06 GMT

File- Nihal Nabil.

File- Nihal Nabil.

CAIRO – 1 June 2020: Egyptian singer Nihal Nabil announced that she and her mother tested positive for the coronavirus.

Nabil and her mother are now receiving the needed treatment in their home quarantine.
It is also worth mentioning that Aya Abdel Rahman, anchor-woman of the Egyptian Extra News channel, announced on May 31 that she tested positive for the coronavirus.

Additionally, veteran Egyptian actress Ragaa el-Gedawy tested positive for the coronavirus. The famed actress is currently in the Isolation Hospital in Ismailia.

Famed TV anchor Wael el-Abrashy announced that he previously spoke to Gedawy and that she is in very good health, but her psychological condition is not okay, because she loves to be surrounded by her family and friends.

"Family visits during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are behind the increase in the number of patients infected with COVID-19," presidential advisor Mohamed Awad Tag el-Deen said Sunday.

He added that medical facilities are “still able” to handle the expected numbers.

Although the restaurants and mosques were closed during Ramadan, which are places heavily frequented during the holy month, some people managed to exchange visits despite the curfew which began at 9 p.m.

Tag el-Deen explained in a press conference that a protocol and home quarantine are advised for mild cases, appealing to the public to follow preventative measures.

"The new procedures of diagnosis and treatment allow the immediate handling of coronavirus patients," the advisor stressed.

At the same press conference, Health Minister Hala Zayed stated that the number of quarantine hospitals rose from 18 to 340 with a total capacity of 35,152 beds, 3,539 ICU beds, 2,218 ventilators, 125 CT scanners, and 643 X-Ray devices.

Egypt recorded 1536 new coronavirus cases on May 31, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 24985.


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