Ministers reveal 7 governorates with top COVID-19 infections, medical care status across Egypt

That is in addition to securing 1,000 mobile medical clinics to provide care for cases quarantined at home.Until present, 8 million medicine doses were offered to individuals in the surroundings of positive cases, 2 million doses were given to patients receiving treatment at home, and half a million doses were secured to in-patients.To date, 65 mobile clinics were operated to distribute such doses. The clinics reached the farthest point in Egyptian territories, which is Bahi El Din village located near the borders with Libya western the country.By the end of this week, 57 PCR labs affiliated to the Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will be in place after adding 8 labs. Currently, there are 32 PCR labs affiliated to the former and 17 affiliated to the latter.Minister Zayed revealed that the 7 governorates with top infections are Cairo, Giza, Qalyoubiyah, Monofeya, Fayoum, Alexandria and Beheira. The total figure in those governorates until May 30 is 15,415.Minister Abdel Ghaffar stated that the number of university hospitals ready to provide medical care to COVID-19 patients is 113 having 35,000 beds. At present, 23 of those treat coronavirus patients.Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli instructed concerned cabinet members to designate a maximum price for COVID-19 medical services at private hospitals as exaggerated amounts have been set.

Source:Libya Today

May 31, 2020 14:48 UTC


Sisi, Macron discuss latest developments in Libyan file by phone

File Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris (Photo: Reuters)CAIRO - 31 May 2020: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Saturday a phone call from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, where they discussed the latest international and regional developments, topped by the Libyan crisis.During the call, Macron stressed the importance of exchanging views with Sisi on the Libyan file, due to Egypt's vital regional role, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.For his side, Sisi reiterated Egypt's unshakable stance towards the Libyan crisis, stating the importance of restoring the Libyan national institutions, ending the widespread chaos caused by militias and terror gangs, and making the fight against terrorism a top priority.He also called for stopping the foreign interference into the Libyan affairs, which led to the destabilization of the war-torn country.The both leaders agreed on boosting coordination in this regard in the coming period, and the significance of reaching a political settlement, paving the way for restoring peace and security.Meanwhile, both leaders also discussed boosting the bilateral ties between the two countries in several fields.Libya has drawn in regional and global powers with what the United Nations has called a huge influx of weapons and fighters in violation of an arms embargo.Recently, according to Reuters, the GNA has with extensive Turkish backing pushed Haftar back from his foothold in southern Tripoli and from some other parts of the northwest.However, on 23 May, Haftar announced in a two-minute speech that his forces will continue fighting forces loosely allied with the GNA in Tripoli, saying they "will fight and fight'' against what he called "Turkish colonialism.''

Source:Libya Today

May 31, 2020 13:30 UTC


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