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COVID-19 in Egypt: 956 new cases, 40 deaths on Tuesday

Egypt’s Health Ministry on Tuesday announced 956 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases up to 263,606.

The total number of COVID-19-related deaths is now 15,136 nationwide, after the ministry announced 40 deaths.

And 711 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising Egypt’s total number of fully-recovered cases to 192,823.

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

All restaurants, cafés, shops, and malls will be able to resume normal business hours and stay open later than the previously enforced 9 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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