Alexandria Governor Mohamed El-Sherif tested positive for coronavirus. Nonetheless, he will resume his responsibilities remotely while self-isolating, a statement by the governorate read on Friday.
The statement, published on the governorate’s Facebook page, said that El-Sherif is in a good health condition.
In addition to supervising municipal work, El-Sherif had held meetings last week with many high-level diplomats, including Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong, other Vietnamese diplomats, and Janaïna Herrera, the French consul-general in Alexandria.
Several Egyptian officials have also tested positive for the novel virus, including Ahmed Gamal, deputy Alexandria governor; cabinet media adviser, Hany Younes; Daqahliya Governor Ayman Mokhtar; Menoufiya governor Ibrahim Abu Laymoun; and the deputy Aswan governor, Ghada Abu Zeid. They all recovered.
Assem El-Gazzar, the minister of housing, in June went into self-isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. He later announced that he tested negative for the virus.
Prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer Hafez Abu Seada, 55, passed away last month days after he had contracted coronavirus and was admitted to hospital.