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Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health, said that a large number of cases found to be infected with corona were returning from Umrah trips or from contact with previously discovered cases.
And «Zayed», during a telephone conversation with the media Ahmed Moussa, continued on the program “On My Responsibility” on Sada Al-Balad TV: “Today we recorded the death of two cases of the elderly, as the virus affects the elderly and the owners of chronic diseases,” noting that one case was infected with the virus In Luxor, it caused transmission to other people in other governorates.
She pointed out that the 45 cases that were diagnosed with corona on the Luxor compound were asymptomatic, pointing to the infections that are more present in 5 governorates, pending “there is no specific governorate where the virus poses a threat.”
She pointed out that the analyzes that were conducted for workers in the oil field, which was proven to have infected one of the workers from a period, came negative after the end of the quarantine period.
The Minister of Health praised all elements of the medical system, saying: “We thank them and we thank their families, no one compels them for the task they carry out.”
She emphasized that the ministry is conducting a full examination of Egyptians coming from Umrah or aircraft coming from countries where the virus is endemic, by conducting a corona test for every citizen.
Regarding the erroneous Guardian statements about the number of injuries in Egypt, she said: “The newspaper retreated and apologized after the World Health Organization lied to it and the Canadian research retreated from what was published,” noting that a quarantine for tourism workers in Luxor, Aswan and Hurghada will be implemented for 14 days as a precaution.
And she added, “The political leadership and the government have taken firmly proactive decisions,” sending a message to citizens: “Take the matter seriously and implement the advice. You should limit mixing and caring for the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases.”