COVID-19 new mutant is sub-strain of Omicron, transmits rapidly: Health Ministry

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 - 11:28 GMT

Vaccines are still the first line of defense to prevent infection relatively, as well as the absence of new mutants of the virus, and care must be taken to take the vaccine and its booster doses, Ministry spokesperon said.

Omicron sub-mutants spread quickly, but no severe infection: Health Ministry

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 - 12:08 GMT

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said in press statements that acquiring the anti-COVID vaccination is the most important tool in preventing the virus globally, adding that all vaccinations are safe.

Most Omicron's infections are among youths, children with less severe symptoms: Health Ministry Spox

Thu, 17 Feb 2022 - 11:42 GMT

The spokesperson appealed to citizens to adhere to the necessary precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.

Health Ministry calls for adherence to precautionary measures as infections spiral in Egypt due to Omicron

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 - 01:07 GMT

The Ministry of Health is set to announce soon the statistics of infections with the Omicron mutant, especially that Omicron is the currently prevailing mutant in Egypt.

Omicron cases requiring intensive care 'remain at safe rates': Min.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 - 10:50 GMT

Omicron cases that need hospitalization or intensive care units "remain at safe rates", the minister said.

Egypt reports 723 new coronavirus cases, 20 deaths

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 - 10:48 GMT

The Health Ministry said Monday that 723 new coronavirus infections were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in Egypt since the beginning of the outbreak to 387,882.

FT: Omicron surge and winter storms stall return to work in US

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 - 10:44 GMT

Surging Covid-19 infections and winter storms stalled America’s return to work on Monday, stranding airline passengers and leaving many offices, trading floors, schools and colleges empty after the Christmas and New Year break.

Cases infected with Omicron variant in stable condition: Egypt's Acting Minister

Sun, 19 Dec 2021 - 12:37 GMT

Egypt has a pre-prepared plan to deal with the Omicron mutant. “No worries about Omicron, he said, adding that Isolation and health hospitals are fully prepared for any changes that may occur due to Omicron.

Egypt fosters preventive measures at Cairo airport to face coronavirus, variants

Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 04:20 GMT

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry announced fostering the coronavirus preventive measures to face the coronavirus and the new variants.

EgyptAir resumes direct flights with Toronto after Canada lifts travel ban

Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 10:58 GMT

National flag carrier EgyptAir announced the resumption of its direct flights with Toronto as of next Tuesday after Canada announced lifting travel ban 10 African states, including Egypt.

Egypt reports first three cases of Omicron

Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 09:55 GMT

Based on the results of the genome sequencing tests for passengers coming to Egypt, three cases of Omicron cases were detected among 26 passengers infected with COVID-19.

Egypt resumes weekly flights to South Africa after 13-day hiatus due to Omicron variant

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 10:36 GMT

All preventive measures announced by the Egyptian Ministry of Health will be applied to passengers coming from South Africa to Egypt, the company added.

Switzerland cancels quarantine requirement for arrivals from Egypt, 4 other countries

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 04:42 GMT

The Swiss government announced on Friday canceling the quarantine requirement for arrivals in Switzerland from Egypt, the UK, Malawi, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.

EgyptAir: Passengers traveling to Paris required to provide PCR certificates

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 10:31 GMT

The decision was issued as part of the procedures taken by the authorities in France to contain the spread of Covid-19. The decision will be effective on the 4th of December, 2021.

Covid-19 vaccines, masks, social distancing main protection against new variant Omicron

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 10:39 GMT

Covid-19 vaccines, masks, and social distancing are still the main tools against the new coronavirus varient, Omicron, the spokesperson of the World Health Organization told Nile News T.V. channel on Thursday.

EgyptAir suspends flights from Canada due to Omicron

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 01:37 GMT

The decision was announced after Canada had barred the entry of people arriving from Egypt, in light of the precautionary measures taken to confront the spread of the mutated Omicron.

Egypt suspends flights to South Africa after new variant Omicron classed ‘of concern’

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - 05:42 GMT

Flag carrier EgyptAir announced suspending flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, after the World Health Organization classed the new coronavirus variant that emerged in southern Africa as “of concern”.

Egypt monitors updates of COVID’s new transmissible variant ‘Omicron’

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - 11:56 GMT

A new coronavirus variant named “Omicron” was discovered by South African health authorities, and has prompted many countries to react rapidly to its spread, with some banning travel with some southern African states, including Egypt.