President of Egypt’s Fayoum University contracts COVID-19

Fayoum University announced on Wednesday that its President, Ahmed Gaber Shedid, was quarantined on Tuesday evening after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

A statement issued by the university’s public relations department quoted Chairperson of the University Hospitals Board of Directors Yasser Hatata, who said that Shedid has been quarantined at the Fayoum University Hospital’s Internal Medicine quarantine department — which has been allocated for university staff.

He added that Shedid’s condition is stable.

The statement also pointed out that necessary preventive measures were taken regarding those who had recently been in contact with Shedid, including his office managers, secretaries and other employees in both his and adjacent offices.

Egypt’s Medical Syndicate on Wednesday, meanwhile, announced the death of Dr. Hassan Farhat, Professor of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine at Egypt’s Monufiya University.

Farhat died of complications arising from a COVID-19 infection, according to the syndicate’s official Facebook page.

Egypt on Tuesday confirmed 720 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s number of confirmed total cases so far to 13,484.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths has now reached 659 nationwide, after announcing fourteen deaths.

The total number of fully-recovered cases rose to 3,742, all of whom have been discharged from isolation hospitals.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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