COVID-19 in Egypt: 164 new cases confirmed, 22 deaths on Tuesday

Egypt’s Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed 164 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases up to 282,421.

The total number of COVID-19-related deaths has now reached 16,306 nationwide, after the ministry announced 22 deaths.

And 567 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising Egypt’s total number of fully-recovered cases to 215,419.

A country-wide partial lockdown aimed at curbing cases that has been in place since May 6 ended on Tuesday.

All restaurants, cafés, shops, and malls can now resume normal business hours and stay open later than the previously enforced nine pm curfew.

Doctors and officials continue to warn the public to abide by coronavirus precautionary measures and push for vaccination, stating that social distancing is just as important as wearing a mask.

The ministry reported in mid-May that it has vaccinated 1.3 million people since its campaign began on January 24, and over five million have registered on the ministry’s website for the jab.

Egypt is currently using China’s Sinopharm vaccine and the UK’s AstraOxford vaccine, and it has plans to soon begin locally manufacturing China’s Sinovac vaccine and Russia’s Sputnik-V.

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