Not a billionaire, but Kylie Jenner is highest-paid celebrity, Forbes says

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Kylie Jenner attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok -/File Photo/File Photo. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kylie Jenner and Kanye West on Thursday topped the annual Forbes list of the highest paid celebrities, but sports stars, including Roger Federer and Lionel Messi, dominated the top 10.Forbes estimated that Jenner earned $590 million in the last 12 months, mostly from the sale of a 51% stake in her Kylie Cosmetics line to Coty in 2019.Jenner, 22, the half-sister of Kim Kardashian, made headlines a week ago when Forbes said that after reviewing data from the Coty sale, it no longer believed she was a billionaire as it had declared a year ago.Jenner responded saying that the original Forbes estimate was based on “a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions.”West, who is married to Kardashian, followed with an estimated $170 million in earnings, much of it from his deal with Adidas for his Yeezy sneaker brand.West was also the top-earning musician, followed by Elton John who raked in most of his estimated $81 million from a lengthy farewell tour.Forbes said the Celebrity Top 100 earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019, after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered stadiums and sports arenas.Tennis champion Federer took third place with an estimated $106.3 million, mostly from endorsement deals with the likes of Japanese clothing company Uniqlo and watch maker Rolex. He was followed by soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.Forbes compiled the list by estimating pre-tax earnings from June 2019-June 2020, before deducting fees for managers, based on data from Nielsen, touring trade publication Pollstar, movie database IMDB, as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the celebrities themselves.Newcomers this year included “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda ($45.5 million) and musician Billie Eilish ($53 million), who at age 18 was the youngest of the Celebrity 100.Taylor Swift, who took the top spot a year ago, slid to 25th place after the conclusion of her “Reputation” world tour.

Source:Egypt Today

June 04, 2020 23:26 UTC


Egypt continues trials to develop coronavirus vaccine: Sisi

FILE - President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi - ReutersCAIRO – 4 June 2020: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday said Egypt continues its ongoing trials to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as he took part in the virtual Global Vaccines Summit chaired by the United Kingdom, the Egyptian Presidency said.In a recorded speech, Sisi has expressed the northeastern African country’s keenness, since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, to extend support to some sisterly countries worldwide, to ease the repercussions of the pandemic.Sisi said the coronavirus has proven the world’s need for solidarity and quick response to curb the spread of the disease and develop effective vaccines. He also affirmed the importance of providing these vaccines in a just way to everyone worldwide.Also, the president called on the international community to also focus on other infectious diseases, which the world has previously fought to avoid their spread. He called for providing routine vaccines against other deadly diseases.The president voiced Egypt’s readiness to transfer its successful experience in applying programs of compulsory vaccinations, which he said have contributed to limiting death and diseases among children.In February this year, the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the implementation of the national campaign to vaccinate children against measles and rubella, also known as German measles, in all Egyptian governorates, from March 8 to March 26.Alaa Eid, a health ministry official, told Egypt Today that the campaign will vaccinate children of ages ranging from 9 months to 10 years in the border governorates, including Aswan, the Red Sea, the New Valley, North Sinai, South Sinai and Matrouh.Eid said the campaign is preventive and aims to keep the rate of these diseases low in Egypt. He noted that the border provinces are more vulnerable to injury due to geographical closeness to neighboring countries.Egypt has become free from these viruses, Eid said, adding that cases detected in the country are always people coming from abroad.Earlier in February, the ministry launched the national anti-polio campaign with an aim to vaccinate 16.5 million children. The campaign includes Egyptian and foreign children from the age of one day to five years old.An official source told Egypt Today that children should get the vaccination once, adding that it is safe and important for children to be immunized against the disease and that the vaccination will be provided to children under the supervision of the World Health Organization.In 2018, Egypt entered the final phase of eradicating the disease completely and to ensure that there are no new cases due to any viruses coming from abroad.The global strategy in polio eradication recommends introducing an additional dose via injection to the dose of oral vaccination in the fourth month, the remaining six doses to remain oral.

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June 04, 2020 16:18 UTC


Coronavirus death toll among doctors rises to 38

U.S. Navy Lt. Gail Evangelista, nurse, assigned to Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, dons a facemask prior to interacting with a patient at the Michaud Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 16, 2020. Evangelista is part of a foCAIRO – 4 June 2020: The Egyptian Medical Syndicate mourned the death of a teacher at the Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University in Damietta, who died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Wednesday, which raises the total number of deaths among doctors to 38. "The total confirmed coronavirus cases among doctors reached 372 cases, of which 160 doctors are still receiving treatment, and about 80 doctors recovered completely," Karim Mesbah, member of the Medical Syndicate told Youm 7 newspaper.He added that the number of deaths reached 38, and the number of infections among doctors is expected to increase strongly during the coming days.On June 1, the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced that it will provide quarantine hospitals with 1 million drug doses of Vitamin D, as an important element to support the immune cells of the doctors treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. "This will help doctors as they stay for long periods inside hospitals without being subjected to sunlight," the Health Ministry said.Egypt recorded 1,152 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases on June 2, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 27,536.Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in the daily briefing that 47 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1052. "As many as 380 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 6827 so far," the spokesman added.

Source:Egypt Today

June 04, 2020 15:45 UTC


Everything you need to know about safety regulations in Egypt's hotels

Some hotels in different Egyptian cities were allowed to receive a number of guests, after meeting health and safety standards – Courtesy of the Ministry of TourismFile- Hygiene Safety LogoCAIRO – 4 June 2020: Ministry of Tourism released a video explaining all the precautionary measures taken to protect tourists when hotels operate after a long suspension due to COVID-19 pandemic.Hotels will operate when they meet the requirements set by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Health and Population in accordance with the World Health Organization guidelines.The video said that the first thing to re-assure tourists that hotels are following the precautionary measures is the Hygiene Safety Certificate.The hotels are awarded a health safety certificate, after fulfilling the required health regulations approved by the Cabinet in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization.The Hygiene Safety Logo shows the sun disk blessing Egypt with its warm weather and providing its open-air places with their unique characteristics. This is in addition to Ankh, Udja and Senep that represent Life, Prosperity & Health to provide the hotels with the safety seal.Hotels will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizers. Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, and massage session are suspended.Each hotel has a resident doctor, and an onsite clinic. A designated hotel nearby or hotel floor is allocated for quarantine of minor, non-critical and suspected cases. Also, there are hospitals within close proximity.Workers returning from vacation are quarantined before resuming work; and workers’ temperature is taken daily.Employees are educated on symptoms and precautionary measures against COVID-19, and separate housing is provided for employees.

Source:Egypt Today

June 04, 2020 13:53 UTC


Egyptians arriving from abroad to undergo home quarantine

FILE - A charter flight - PixabayCAIRO – 4 June 2020: Cairo International Airport has applied a national recommendation to cancel quarantine for Egyptians coming from abroad, as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus, and apply home isolation instead, a source at the airport said.The decision has been applied on 450 stranded Egyptians who came recently from Beirut on three exceptional flights. The arrivals have been tested for coronavirus.Suspected coronavirus patients among passengers will be immediately isolated inside hospitals, the source added.Although Egypt has suspended flights due to the coronavirus crisis, the state’s flag carrier EgyptAir has operated several exceptional flights to many countries to bring the stranded nationals abroad.On April 22nd, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi noted that around 3,500 Egyptians are stranded abroad over coronavirus, affirming that authorities are committed to bringing them back despite "hard circumstances".Egypt reported 1,079 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 28,615.Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in the daily briefing that 36 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,088.As many as 523 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 7,350 so far, the spokesman said.The number of coronavirus patients who had now been retested for the virus and received negative results has reached 8,371, he added.

Source:Egypt Today

June 04, 2020 12:22 UTC


Egypt to soon use anti-viral Remdesivir in coronavirus treatment: official

FILE PHOTO: Vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir are capped at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, U.S. March 18, 2020. Picture taken March 18, 2020. Gilead Sciences Inc/Handout via REUTERSCAIRO – 4 June 2020: Egypt is about to use the anti-viral drug, Remdesivir (GS-5734), as part of its medical protocol to treat coronavirus patients, a health official said, adding that Hydroxychloroquine will continue to be included.Remdesivir was developed by the American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences and has shown some good indications in coronavirus treatment.The Health Ministry’s scientific committee to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) has affirmed that Hydroxychloroquine shows good results with the coronavirus patients in Egypt and shows no harm, Hossam Hosny, head of the committee told dmc said. He, however, warned against taking any medication without medical advice.Hosny also called on those who have recently recovered from the novel virus to donate blood, a month after Egypt had announced starting treating coronavirus patients using plasma.Health Minister Hala Zayed earlier said Egypt has the required experience in the convalescent plasma therapy and that the ministry is working hard through scientific research to find treatment for coronavirus patients.Egypt reported 1,079 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 28,615.Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in the daily briefing that 36 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,088.As many as 523 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 7,350 so far, the spokesman said.The number of coronavirus patients who had now been retested for the virus and received negative results has reached 8,371, he added.

Source:Egypt Today

June 04, 2020 11:03 UTC


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