Laboratory technicians get ready during a coronavirus analysis simulation at the Malbran institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina February 29, 2020. Picture taken February 29, 2020. This is the highest daily count recorded by the northeastern African country.The ministry also reported 16 deaths due to the novel virus (COVID-19), bringing the death toll to 696.Also, the test results of 4,798 people turned from positive to negative, the ministry said, including 4,217 people who totally recovered. It added that 223 patients left hospitals.On May 14, Egypt released a coexistence plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic over the coming period. The government highlights the importance of abiding by precautionary measures while preparing to gradually resume the normal life cycle.The plan comes as a bid to reduce the number of infections and deaths and, at the same time, achieve a balance between maintaining a normal life cycle and abiding by the precautionary measures, to get rid of the negative psychological effects of the outbreak, and to avoid crowds resulting from services like transportation and shopping.Cinemas, theaters, cafes, fitness halls, and sports clubs should remain closed during the period of coexisting with the coronavirus in light of the first phase of the ministry’s plan to cope with the virus set to start at the beginning of June.The ministry also recommended keeping the ban on weddings and funerals and suspending universities, schools, kindergartens, and nurseries.
Source: Egypt Today May 21, 2020 19:07 UTC