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Egypt records a second corona infection

Category: World

Date: 2020-03-02T08:20:10+0000
Egypt records a second corona infection

Shafaq News / The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the discovery of a positive case of Coronavirus in the country for a foreigner.

Khaled Mujahid, Adviser to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs, and the official spokesperson for the ministry said that the ministry succeeded in discovering a case of a foreign person positive for the emerging corona virus, indicating that once the case was suspected and the laboratory results were confirmed, which were positive, he was referred to the isolation hospital, He is now receiving necessary medical care.

Mujahid added that the World Health Organization was immediately informed, and all preventive measures of the case were taken in cooperation with the international organization, where the case was transferred to a self-sterilized ambulance to the hospital for isolation and health follow-up and reassurance on it, explaining that the condition is positive for the virus and has minor pathological symptoms , his condition is stable.

Mujahid said that the ministry is currently taking strict preventive measures against those in contact with the case through conducting the necessary tests of the virus.

He pointed out that by discovering this case, it becomes the second case in Egypt for the new Corona virus, confirming the recovery of the first case and its discharge from the hospital after receiving the necessary care, pointing out that once any infection is suspected, it will be announced immediately, with full transparency in accordance with the international health regulations, and in coordination with the World health organization.

He indicated that the ministry continues to raise the levels of maximum readiness in all ports and airports nationwide and follow the situation first-hand regarding the emerging Corona virus, stressing that all preventive measures are taken.

For his part, John Gabor, the representative of the World Health Organization in Egypt, praised the speed and transparency of the Egyptian government in dealing with the situation, and its keenness to inform the organization of the case as soon as it is suspected, praising the preventive measures taken by the Ministry of Health and Population regarding the discovered case and those who are in contact with it.

The Minister of Health and Population is following up on the convening of the Crisis Management Chamber, which operates 24 hours a day, and includes representatives from all ministries and relevant authorities, at the ministry’s general office, to follow up the situation of the new Corona virus in Egypt, the Ministry’s preventive plan in ports, and all health directorates in the country.

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