Egypt has entered the second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, says official

The Presidential Advisor for Health and Prevention affairs Mohamed Awad Taj al-Din announced that Egypt has officially entered the second wave of the pandemic, after coronavirus infections have risen increase over the the past three weeks.

In an interview with the “Manshet” TV show, he explained that this is due to the winter season combined with a slacking of precautionary adherence in certain areas.

He explained that Egypt already has long experience in dealing with with diseases and epidemics such as tuberculosis, SARS and swine/avian flu. The state has begun preparing after warning of rising infections during the winter season, he said, which include readying hospitals, medicines and devices.

Egypt’s Health Ministry on Sunday confirmed 478 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total number up to 121,089, Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed announced.

The ministry announced 21 deaths, bringing the country’s total COVID-19-related deaths to 6,898.

And 211 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising Egypt’s fully-recovered cases up to 104,710.

Egypt’s government imposed in March strict precautionary measures to limit the outbreak of coronavirus, which included setting curfews, banning large gatherings, and closing restaurants, theaters, and cinemas.

The measures also include a mask mandate that applies to mass transportation and any public indoor space.

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