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Egypt's Sisi tours Armed Forces medical isolation facilities

Ahram Online , Saturday 27 Jun 2020
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his inspection tour of Armed Forces' field hospitals and isolation halls at Cairo's International Exhibition Centre on Saturday (photos courtesy of presidential spokesperson)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspected on Saturday the Armed Forces' facilities and medical isolation equipment at Cairo's International Exhibition Centre, a statement by the presidency said.

Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said El-Sisi’s tour included field hospitals and isolation halls with a total capacity of 4,000 beds.

A video published on the official Facebook page of the Armed Forces' spokesperson later on the same day showed the facilities contain four halls that host four isolation hospitals, each with a capacity of 700 beds.

In addition, five field hospitals were constructed with a capacity of 1,000 beds, including 40 ICU beds. The field hospitals also have surgical rooms and a radiology department.

The Armed Forces' facilities at the exhibition centre also include 50 ICU ambulances and medical aircraft, as was shown in the video.

On Saturday, Egypt's health ministry reported 1,168 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 63,923 since the detection of the first case on 14 February.

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