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  • #31

    Egypt Revokes The Guardian Journalist’s Press Credentials Over COVID-19 Reporting
    Egyptian Streets
    March 17, 2020

    Egypt’s State Information Services (SIS) announced on Tuesday afternoon that the press accreditation of The Guardian’s Cairo correspondent Ruth Michaelson has been revoked.

    According to SIS, the correspondent’s accreditation was revoked as a result of her recent article on the number of COVID-19 cases in Egypt which failed to meet ‘journalistic standards’.

    SIS also issued a warning to New York Times correspondent Declan Walsh who had tweeted figures from a University of Toronto scientific study.

    The decision by SIS came after 73 Egyptian scientists from around the world wrote a letter to the president of the University of Toronto decrying Dr. Isaac Bogoch, a clinical investigator at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI).

    According to the signatories, Dr. Bogoch has tweeted false claims that the number of coronavirus cases in Egypt is 19,310. These claims, which come from a study led by Dr. Bogoch, were used in an article by The Guardian and tweeted by NYT’s Walsh...


    • #32

      ...The two, a 78-year-old Italian woman and a 70-year-old Egyptian man, died in an isolation hospital.

      The total death toll from the virus in North African nation now stands at six.

      The news came as 30 more people were diagnosed with Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 196...


      • #33

        Egypt Cuts Working Hours For Restaurants, Malls, Nonessential Services Over COVID-19
        Sumaira FH 14 minutes ago Thu 19th March 2020 | 05:02 PM

        CAIRO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 19th March, 2020) The Egyptian government has restricted nighttime operations of non-essential retail and entertainment services due to the coronavirus disease spread till the end of the month, its press service said on Thursday...

        ...As of Thursday, Egypt has had 210 confirmed coronavirus cases, including six fatalities and 28 people who have recovered.


        • #34

          Egypt confirms 46 new coronavirus cases and one additional death, total cases at 256
          Egypt Independent
          March 20, 2020
          11:16 am

          Egypt announced on Thursday evening 46 new cases of coronavirus, including four foreigners from different nationalities and 42 Egyptians, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 256.

          Egypt’s Health Ministry also announced one new death from the virus — a 68-year-old Egyptian from Giza Governorate who passed away at a quarantine hospital.

          Seven people have died from complications of the virus in Egypt...


          • #35

            Egypt confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
            Xinhua, March 21, 2020

            CAIRO, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian Health Ministry on Friday reported 29 new COVID-19 cases and one more death from the disease, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 285, including eight deaths.

            The new cases included one foreigner and 28 Egyptians, who were in contact with previously announced cases or recently returned from abroad, said the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed in a statement.

            The spokesman added that a 60-year-old Egyptian man, who recently returned from Italy, died from the COVID-19 infection.

            Megahed revealed that the cases whose tests turned from positive to negative for COVID-19 rose to 60, while 11 cases, six foreigners and five Egyptians, including a physician and a nurse, have left isolation hospitals...


            • #36

              Egypt confirms 9 new coronavirus cases and two additional deaths, total cases at 294
              Egypt Independent
              March 21, 2020
              10:08 pm

              Egypt announced on Saturday evening 9 new cases of coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 294.

              Egypt’s Health Ministry also announced two new deaths from the virus — a 68-year-old Egyptian woman and a 75-year-old Egyptian man from Giza Governorate...


              • #37

                Egypt reports four more deaths from coronavirus
                Death toll now 14 with 327 confirmed cases, says Health Ministry
                Ibrahim Ramadan and Hamdi Yildiz | 23.03.2020


                Egypt’s Health Ministry said Sunday that four more people have died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to 14.

                In a statement, the ministry announced 33 new cases for a total of 327, adding 56 people have recovered from the disease.

                Meanwhile country’s Al-Ahram daily announced on its website that a senior military officer had died from the coronavirus. Major General Khaled Shaltout was infected while taking part in a countrywide sterilization operation...


                • #38

                  Health Ministry sets new definition for Covid-19 suspects
                  By: Egypt Today staff
                  Mon, Mar. 23, 2020

                  According to the new definition, the first case is that a person is suspected to be infected with COVID-19 if they had any of the elements of the epidemiological history with the clinical symptoms. The second case is if a person had the three clinical symptoms altogether...

                  The ministry explained that epidemiological history's elements include:

                  1- If the patient had traveled or resided in any community or country where confirmed Covid-19 cases existed, within 14 days before symptoms appear.

                  2- If the patient contacted positive Covid-19 cases within 14 days before symptoms appear.

                  3- If the patient contacted patients with fever or respiratory problems from communities or countries with confirmed Covid-19 cases during 14 days before symptoms appear...


                  • #39

                    Egypt imposes partial curfew over virus
                    Violators to face Emergency Law penalties
                    Published: March 24, 2020 15:59 Ramadan Al Sherbini,

                    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli on Tuesday announced it will impose a partial curfew across the nation in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavarius. The curfew will take effect as of Wednesday starting from 7pm (9pm UAE time) until 6am.

                    He also said that all commercial businesses will be closed down from 5pm and 6am daily with a complete shutdown on Friday and Saturday. Grocery stores and pharmacies are exempted from the order. The premier warned that non-compliance will be punishable by penalties under the Emergency Law...

                    ...Egypt has recorded a total of 19 deaths from the Covid-19 among 366 cases so far...


                    • #40
                      Health Ministry: 36 new COVID-19 cases detected, 80 recovered
                      By: MENA
                      Wed, Mar. 25, 2020

                      CAIRO - 25 March 2020: The Health Ministry announced that 36 new cases, including one foreigner, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections to 402 till Tuesday...
                      ...Egypt recorded the 20th fatality today after a 54-year-old woman from Alexandria died from the virus, he noted.


                      • #41

                        ..Egypt’s health ministry has announced that 54 new coronavirus cases have been detected and one person has died from the virus on Wednesday.
                        The total number of cases has now reached 456 and the number of fatalities is up to 21...



                        • #42

                          Egypt’s coronavirus cases rise to 465, pandemic accelerates globally
                          Egyptian government and affiliated bodies have taken several measures to contain the infection
                          REUTERS/Shokry Hussien
                          By Mohammed El-Said, Daily News Egypt

                          Egypt reported 54 new coronavirus cases and one new death on Wednesday, raising the country’s total to of 456 infected cases and 21 deaths. The number of recovered cases of the pandemic known as (COVID-19) has increased to 93 cases, according to Minister of Health Hala Zayed...


                          • #43
                            495 cases; 24 deaths:,-dea.aspx


                            • #44

                              Egypt’s Mediterranean shores closed to curb COVID-19 spread
                              By: Egypt Today staff
                              Sat, Mar. 28, 2020

                              CAIRO - 28 March 2020: Egypt’s shores in Alexandria and Damietta along the Mediterranean Sea, besides South Sinai beaches, will be closed as a preventive measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

                              Alexandria governor Mohamed al-Sherif decided to close the shores after many people went there and violated the hygienic and medical measures...

                              ...Egypt’s Health Ministry announced Friday that 41 new cases have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of infections in Egypt to 536...


                              • #45
                                Into 7th week: stats on COVID-19 in Egypt:

                                Facts on COVID-19 deaths in Egypt:
                                Last edited by Shiloh; March 28th, 2020, 10:02 AM. Reason: added link to 2nd article