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Taking Omega−3 fatty acids daily helps fortify the immune system: committee

The Egyptian Ministry of Health’s Scientific Committee for Developing Coronavirus Treatment Protocols on Tuesday said that people should eat food rich in animal protein, vitamins, and Omega−3 fatty acids to help increase antibody formation and strengthen the body’s immune system.

Chairperson of one of the Health Ministry’s company’s Mohammed Khatab said that academic research has affirmed that long-chain Omega−3 fatty acids build up the immune system and protect human bodies from viruses and bacteria. He also advised people to eat food rich in Omega−3 fatty acids on a daily basis.

Omega−3 can be found in chia seeds, salmon, nuts and nutritional supplements such as Omega-3 capsules, Khatab added.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Egypt reached 1,691 as of Monday, with 46,289 cases infected with coronavirus.

Health Minister Hala Zayed urged citizens to quickly head to the nearest chest or fever hospital as soon as any symptoms appear, so as to receive the necessary care.

The Egyptian government on Monday also announced the launch of a drive-through coronavirus testing service, which will take swabs and samples using a mobile testing unit.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is expected to inaugurate the first center providing this service at Ain Shams University on Monday. Egypt will be the first African country, and among the first countries in the world, to provide this service.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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