Egypt

495 New COVID-19 Cases in Egypt, Toll Reaches 8,476

Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced on Friday evening that it had recorded 495 new COVID-19 infections and 21 new deaths since Thursday evening. The increase means a total of 8,476 have been infected in Egypt since the start of the outbreak and 503 have died. The Ministry of Health also announced that the number of patients who have fully recovered ...

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Syria: As coronavirus threat intensifies, ceasefire more urgent than ever

Syria desperately needs a nationwide ceasefire to enable its war-weary citizens to access the equipment and resources necessary to combat COVID-19, the UN’s top envoy for the country told the Security Council on Wednesday. “We cannot afford hostilities which would surely lead to another surge in displaced vulnerable communities”, Geir O. Pedersen said via video-teleconference. “We could not afford this ...

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Egypt records 358 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths

CAIRO, 1 May 2020: Egypt recorded, Friday 358 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths, which raises the total infected patients of COVID-19 to 5,895 and the total deaths to 406 according to Health Minster’s daily briefing. Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed added that 79 patients, were discharged from the hospital after being confirmed that they are completely recovered from the ...

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Egypt denies reports on resuming aviation movement to normal

CAIRO- 1 May 2020: The Cabinet Media Center has termed as groundless and baseless reports on returning aviation movement to normal as of May 16. In a statement Friday, the center said it contacted the Ministry of Aviation which dismissed the reports, pointing out that the suspension of flights continued in light a cabinet decision and that no new measures ...

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Egypt’s Sisi urges continuous African coordination to face coronavirus

CAIRO – 29 April 2020: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday highlighted the need for the continuous communication between African countries to coordinate joint efforts to face the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as he addressed a number of African heads of state via video conferencing, the Egyptian Presidency said. The summit included Presidents of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, President of South ...

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The spike in coronavirus cases is within predicted norms: Egypt’s health minister

Minister of Health Hala Zayed said the recent rise in the number of coronavirus cases is still within the predicted norms, adding that the cases detected on Friday were the result of more than 6,000 PCR tests. Egypt reported on Friday 358 new coronavirus cases, marking the highest single-day toll and bringing the number of cases to 5,895, the health ...

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Egypt’s Sisi mourns Bir al-Abd terrorist attack martyrs

CAIRO – 30 April 2020: Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has mourned the Armed Forces martyrs who were killed and injured in North Sinai terrorist attack on Thursday. “The terrorists have killed our heroes and sons in Bir al-Abd city, at North Sinai today. They are still trying to take away our country from us, but with God’s help and ...

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Egypt’s Covid-19 rates decreased in the past few days

Despite the fact, that there are certain tests that are supposed to be done to know the COVID-19 cases, the  Health Minister Stated that the infection rates in Egypt became 36 cases for each 1 million persons according to statistics, which is a small figure compared to the international infection rate that hit 335.5 for each 1 million persons. Zayed ...

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Arabic press review: Egypt arrests more dissidents despite coronavirus fears

Meanwhile, an Emirati TV channel dismisses 80 Egyptian workers, and Palestinian citizens of Israel question official statistics on who is affected by Covid-19 Egypt launches new arrest campaign Egyptian security forces have launched a new arrest campaign against activists in various cities, ignoring calls for the release of detainees made by international human rights organisations due to the fear of spreading ...

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Egypt seeks economic haven from coronavirus threat

A 3% interest rate cut by the Central Bank of Egypt and a financial lifeline worth 20 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.27 billion) have lifted Egypt’s equities over the past week. However, the positive effects may be short-lived if the COVID-19 crisis persists. The central bank cut interest rates March 16 by 3%, aiming to revive the local stock market, which has been battered by massive ...

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