Egypt’s Ministry of Health on Thursday issued guidelines on how to clean and disinfect homes and clothing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The guidelines urged people to wear gloves that must be disposed of after work is finished, and to disinfect surfaces such as tables and chairs. Surfaces must first be cleaned with detergent, water and soap before disinfection. Clothes, towels and bed sheets meanwhile require hot water, the ministry said. Egypt on Wednesday confirmed six additional deaths and 69 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s number of confirmed total cases so far to 779.
April 02, 2020 13:52 UTC
FILE - CBECAIRO – 2 April 2020: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, is set to issue LE 21 billion in treasury bills on Thursday, April 2.The T-bills will be offered in two installments; the first installment is valued at LE 10 billion with a 182-day term and the second is worth LE 11 billion with a 364-day term.T-bills are issued every Sunday and Thursday.For the current fiscal year, the budget deficit is estimated to record LE 445.1 billion, or 7.2 percent, planned by the ministry to be financed through treasury bills and bonds and through international and Arab loans.The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) decided March 16 to cut the overnight deposit rate, the overnight lending rate, and the rate of the main operation in an emergency meeting by 300 basis points.The overnight deposit rate, the overnight lending rate, and the rate of the main operation are cut to reach 9.25 percent, 10.25 percent, and 9.75 percent, respectively.Moreover, credit and discount rates are cut at 9.75 percent from 12.75 percent.Egypt's 2020/2021 draft budget aims to reduce public debt of GDP to 82.7 percent by end of June 2021, up from earlier target of 82.5 percent by the end of June 2020 and to 77.5 percent by the end of June 2022.
April 02, 2020 11:26 UTC
The head of the Egyptian Cabinet’s Crisis Management Chamber Mohamed Abdel Maksoud anticipates that Egypt will enter the third stage of coronavirus transmission soon – possibly next week – after hitting 1,000 cases. Once it hits 1,000 infections and Egypt enters into stage three, infection rates will skyrocket compared to now. “We hoped that we would not exceed 500 infections this week so that we do not reach 1,000 cases next week,” Maksoud said. Once Egypt reaches the third stage, university hospitals, private hotels, centers, and schools will have to be used to quarantine patients, he said. Egypt on Wednesday confirmed six additional deaths and 69 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s number of confirmed total cases so far to 779.
April 02, 2020 10:07 UTC
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the Tahya Misr Fund (Long Live Egypt Fund) to pay for the costs of quarantine for Egyptian returnees staying in hotels across the country, said Minister of State for Media Osama Heikal. The quarantine period will last for 14 days as scheduled so far, he added. Anyone refusing to sign the avowal will be barred from boarding a flight back to Egypt, he stressed. Egypt confirmed six additional deaths and 69 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s number of confirmed total cases so far to 779. Twenty-two cases left quarantine on Wednesday.
April 02, 2020 09:11 UTC
Egypt on Wednesday confirmed six additional deaths and 69 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s number of confirmed total cases so far to 779. Fifty-two people have died from the virus in Egypt. These newly infected cases are all Egyptian nationals who returned from abroad or were in contact with previously confirmed cases in Egypt, Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said, adding that the total number of fully-recovered cases rose to 179 on Wednesday, all of whom have been discharged from isolation hospitals. Egypt had already closed mosques and churches across the country, banned shisha at cafes, and asked non-essential stores and shops to close each evening. Meanwhile, museums and tourist sites across the country also closed down on March 23 and are currently being sanitized.
April 01, 2020 20:37 UTC
FILE - A man sprays disinfectant inside one of the 15 branches of Super Rich Currency Exchange Co in Bangkok - ReutersCAIRO – 2 April 2020: The Ministry of Interior on Thursday said preventive medicine teams have continued to sterilize all prison facilities, as part of the precautionary measures taken by the ministry over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).This comes as Egypt has so far recorded 779 coronavirus cases. However, no cases have been reported inside Egyptian prisons.In a statement, the ministry said the sterilization process included external gates, interior corridors, visit spots, kitchens, libraries, literacy classrooms, hospitals and clinics and jails.“These precautionary and preventive measures implemented by the Ministry of Interior inside prisons are part of the integrated plan followed to ensure the safety of inmates and the workers,” the ministry said.The Interior Ministry in March has suspended prison visits nationwide. The move is part of the state's precautionary measures to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a security official said.The decision comes within the framework of the Cabinet's directives to halt all activities and events with large gatherings over coronavirus fears, the official noted.The Egyptian Health Ministry on Wednesday said the total number of coronavirus cases in the African country has increased to 779, after 69 new cases were confirmed, all of them Egyptians.The death toll also increased to 52 by Wednesday, after 6 new deaths were reported, including a Jordanian citizen and five Egyptians, the Ministry said in a statement.Twenty-two patients recovered and were released from the quarantine hospital, one of them is a Malaysian national, to have the number of the recovered rising to 179, according to the Ministry’s spokesperson Khaled Megahed.Megahed said the number of cases that turned negative for COVID-19 rose to 221, including the 179 recovered.
April 01, 2020 19:52 UTC
FILE - President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi - ReutersCAIRO – 1 April 2020: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has signed a declaration that Tahya Misr (Long Live) Egypt, a donation-based national fund, will take care of the expense of quarantine for Egyptians evacuated from abroad over the novel coronavirus, sources told Egypt Today.Sisi’s decision comes a day after many Egyptian nationals who arrived from Britain and Kuwait refused to be quarantined for 14 days at their expense.Egyptian Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad on Tuesday said citizens abroad would not be allowed to fly to Egypt unless they sign a quarantine commitment letter, meaning that it is compulsory. The remarks were made after citizens coming from Kuwait refused to be quarantined at their expense.Saad urged businessmen to take care of the quarantine expenses for the Egyptians evacuated from abroad.The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday new 69 coronavirus cases. This is the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases in Egypt until now, according to the official tally, which took place in less than 24 hours.The total death toll in the African country due to the deadly virus rose to 52, after 6 new deaths were recorded.The new cases bring the total number of people infected with coronavirus inside Egypt to 779, according to the ministry.
April 01, 2020 19:07 UTC
FILE- Egyptian doctor who died of COVID-19 Ahmed al-LawahFILE- Photo of Egyptian doctor who died of COVID-19 Ahmed al-Lawah, early in his life with wife and daughterCAIRO – 1 April 2020: "Family of Egypt’s first doctor to die of coronavirus (COVID-19) Ahmed al-Lawah was reported to test positive for the virus," wife Amal Arafa said Wednesday.She added in statements to Youm7 Egyptian newspaper that she was quarantined in a hospital in Ismaelia governorate along with her daughter, who tested positive as well. "Our son aged 13 years old is waiting for the test results," Arfa said.On March 30, Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced that a doctor called Ahmed al-Lawah died of coronavirus (COVID-19).Lawah, 57 years old, is the first Egyptian doctor who dies of COVID-19 infection, according to the ministry. Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said in statement that Lawah’s health condition was relatively stable; however, he witnessed sudden deterioration on Sunday.On March 28, the Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate announced that veterinarian Mohamed Negm passed away in Saudi Arabia because of COVID-19 after he had entered the intensive care unit.The Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate said that Negm had graduated from Zagazig University in 2012. Negm was the third Egyptian expat to die of COVID-19 abroad as two men passed away in Italy earlier this month.Also, on March 25, head of the Egyptian Nursing Syndicate said that nineteen nurses from different hospitals in Egypt contracted the novel coronavirus. "The hospitals include the Imbaba Fevers Hospital in Giza," Kawthar Mahmoud said in an interview with Al-Tase’a on the state-run Al-Oula TV (Channel 1).On Tuesday, Egypt recorded 54 new positive cases for COVID-19 virus, bringing the number of the infected to 710, 157 of them recovered, and 46 died.
April 01, 2020 19:07 UTC
Nearly seven buildings were quarantined and sterilized in Port Said governorate after detecting coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases living in them. CAIRO – 1 April 2020: Nearly seven buildings were quarantined and sterilized in Port Said governorate after detecting coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases living in them.The buildings will remain under quarantine for fourteen days, as governor Adel al Ghadban affirmed that he has allocated special teams to provide the families quarantined inside buildings with goods, medicines and anything they might need during the 14 days.Belayim Petroleum Company located in Port Said was also reported to be quarantined including 150 workers and employee inside it. The decision came shortly after discovering a positive COVID-19 case inside the company.During a meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli, Wednesday, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi reviewed the Egyptian state’s efforts to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Sisi and Madbouli have reviewed the ongoing communications at the foreign level, to coordinate international measures to fight the deadly virus and curb its spread, according to Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi.Egypt’s Ministry of Health recorded on Tuesday 54 new positive cases for COVID-19 virus to have the number of the infected rising to 710, 157 of them recovered, and 46 died.
April 01, 2020 18:56 UTC
EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 on finals into LHR. Still with the flag added on the tail and 'Arab Republic of Eqypt' titles at the front for a presidential flight at the beginning of March – Airliners/ Richard VandervordEgyptAir concludes its exceptional flights to evacuate 1,500 Egyptians stuck in Kuwait CAIRO - 31 March 2020: EgyptAir concluded on Tuesday its exceptional flights to evacuate 1,500 Egyptians stranded in Kuwait. The decision to operate these exceptional flights came as part of the Egyptian government's plan to evacuate Egyptians abroad after flights were suspended due to coronavirus. CAIRO – 1 April 2020: An exceptional flight arrived at Cairo International Airport from Paris on Wednesday, carrying 87 Egyptian nationals who were stranded in France. The flight was operated by Air Cairo, which is owned by the Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir.Egyptian Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad on Tuesday said citizens abroad would not be allowed to fly to Egypt unless they sign a quarantine commitment letter, meaning that it is compulsory.
April 01, 2020 15:26 UTC
Part of the exhibited artwork - ETPart of the exhibited paintings - ETMuseum of Fine Arts displays belongings of French sculptor Dalou CAIRO - 30 March 2020: The Fine Arts Museum called on citizens to stay at home, commenting: "Stay at home and we will bring you the museum" on the museum's official Facebook page. This comes in an attempt to combat the coronavirus pandemic. CAIRO - 1 April 2020: The Museum of Fine Arts in Alexandria resumed its online activities as part of the initiative “Stay home, we’ll bring the museum to you” for the second week in a row.The e-initiative is an interactive step for art enthusiasts, where the museum's paintings are exhibited on the museum’s official Facebook page. This initiative comes to support the state’s plan to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.The museum started to display a selection of its most important holdings in the "Online Museum", which are oil paintings of the Adham Brothers and Saif Wanli.A comprehensive exhibition of the work of Adham Wanli was held in the museum on March 30, 1961 after his demise in 1959. Khedive Ismail commissioned him to make a statue of his grandfather Mohammad Ali Pasha; the statue was completed in 1872.The statue was displayed for a month on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, and then moved to Alexandria to be installed on a base designed by the famous architect Ambroise Bodry, at an official ceremony on December 19, 1872.
April 01, 2020 15:11 UTC
The deceased doctor Ashraf Abdo and his wifeCAIRO - 1 April 2020: Russia Today website stated on Wednesday that the American medical authorities announced the death of an Egyptian doctor residing in the United States, as a result of the new Coronavirus (COVID19), a week after he was diagnosed.The Egyptian resident, Mohamed al-Alam, revealed that the deceased doctor Ashraf Abdo, who worked as a general practitioner in a New York hospital died at the age of 60, and lived in the United States for 20 years.In the same context, the Health Ministry announced on March 30 that a doctor called Ahmed al-Lawah died of coronavirus (COVID-19).Lawah, 57 years old, is considered the first Egyptian doctor who dies of COVID-19 infection, according to the ministry. Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said in a statement that Lawah’s health condition was relatively stable; however, he witnessed sudden deterioration on Sunday.On March 28, the Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate announced that veterinarian Mohamed Negm passed away in Saudi Arabia because of COVID-19 after he had entered the intensive care unit (ICU).The Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate explained Negm had graduated from Zagazig University in 2012. Negm was the third Egyptian expat to die of COVID-19 as two men passed away in Italy earlier this month.Also, on March 25, head of the Egyptian Nursing Syndicate said that nineteen nurses from different hospitals in Egypt contracted the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).It should be noted that Egypt recorded on April 1, some 54 new positive cases for COVID-19, bringingthe number of the infected to 710, 157 of them recovered, and 46 died.
April 01, 2020 14:48 UTC
EgyptAir aircraft - ReutersCAIRO - 1 April 2020: EgyptAir's exceptional flight No. 981 left for New York on Wednesday to return the stranded Egyptians after flights to and from Egypt were suspended on March 19.The decision to operate these exceptional flights came as part of the Egyptian government's plan to evacuate Egyptians abroad after flights were suspended due to coronavirus.In an interview with Ahmed Moussa on Sada Al-Balad, a private TV channel, Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram noted on March 31, that many Egyptians residing abroad are willing to return, but the authorities prioritize those who left the country via visitor visas.Egyptian expats wishing to return to Egypt amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic will be quarantined for 28 days as a precautionary procedure to prevent the virus outbreak. Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry announced that this procedure will be implemented starting Tuesday March 31.EgyptAir concluded on March 31, its exceptional flights to evacuate 1,500 Egyptians stranded in Kuwait. The fifth exceptional flight to bring back Egyptian nationals stranded left the Gulf country on March 30, carrying 350 Egyptians, Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA reported.The 350 passengers included 14 people expelled for violating the residence law.The fourth flight was operated on March 29, with 303 Egyptian residents on board, bringing the number of Egyptian nationals who departed Kuwait in the recent evacuation flights to 1293 people.The flights were operated in coordination between the Kuwaiti authorities, the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait and the Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir.
April 01, 2020 14:37 UTC
Haitham al-Badwihy, an engineer working in electronic gates, has invented a self-sterilizing gate that activates as soon as someone passes beneath. The first gate was made with wood, and underwent multiple developments. Badwihy explained that it works through sterilizing everyone that passes through it through sensors and disinfectant pumps. The disinfects do not include chlorine, so clothing, skin and breathing are not harmed, he added. The investor dedicated the gate to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, stressing that he would donate any financial returns to the Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) Fund.
April 01, 2020 14:37 UTC
So how do type one and two diabetics protect themselves from this new virus? Medical website wedmd provided guidelines for diabetics as follows:-Coordinating with the physician or the medical center to supervise the diabetic patient. -Obtaining information on how to control blood sugar levels during the home isolation period. -Regularly monitoring the patient’s blood sugar level, especially at home. -Good sleep and exercise rank among the most recommended things to protect diabetics from disease.
April 01, 2020 13:18 UTC