Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, ensured that there is a continous monitoring of the situation of the new Corona mutant and its developments in Egypt.
However, this new variant is fast-spreading, added Tag El-Din in televised remarks Wednesday.
The ministry clarified that the clinical symptoms observed in these patients were mild, and both individuals are on the path to recovery.
Egypt has not yet reported any cases with the new coronavirus variant EG.5, affirmed Presidential Advisor for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag el Din.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population revealed a package of preventive measures to protect against infection with the new mutant of the Coronavirus, Eris.
The new mutant is more widespread, but its symptoms are not so severe; it has the same symptoms as Omicron, he added.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi called on the world leaders to work tirelessly toward investing in health, as one of the major priorities at the international level.
The ministry said that hospitals have returned to their normal work in providing services to the public away from the restrictions of Corona.
Egypt has witnessed a slight and gradual rise in coronavirus cases since mid-January, Egypt’s Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Wednesday.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that the epidemiological situation of Corona is stable, and no new mutants of the virus have been detected that pose a danger.
COVID-19 cases in Egypt have been controlled, and the cases detected are mild.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population revealed that it has vaccinated more than 80 percent of the population, highlighting a great demand by citizens to receive the doses.
He added that there are no indications of an increase in the infection.
It added that about 6,630,532 have died from the virus worldwide.
Egypt’s Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, said that Respiratory syncytial virus that has spread during the recent period, ‘is not new’ and that it existed since 1956.
In TV remarks to Al-Hadath Al-Youm, Tag El-Din said the coronavirus cases in Egypt show mild symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of common cold.
Abdel Ghaffar’s remarks were made during the opening of a vaccine cooling and storage complex of the country’s Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) in the Sixth of October city in Giza.
Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar revealed that the number of citizens targeted to receive the vaccination has reached 50 million citizens, according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese said he will soon meet with the families of the victims of the fire that broke out on Sunday in the Abu Sefein Church in Giza.
Egypt has reported an average of 182 daily coronavirus cases over the period from 6-10 August and 17 cases have died during the same period, Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Thursday.