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Egypt’s former top diplomat Amr Moussa tests positive for coronavirus

Moussa said his health condition is stable and is being treated at home

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Jan 2021
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Amr Moussa, longtime Egyptian diplomat and former presidential contender (Photo: AP)
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Egypt’s former top diplomat Amr Moussa, 84, tested positive for the coronavirus. He is receiving treatment at home while self-isolating.

Moussa served as Egypt’s foreign minister from 1991 to 2001 before becoming the secretary-general of the Arab League for the following 10 years. Moussa also contended for presedential elections in 2012 and lost as the majority of votes went to Mubarak's former prime minitser Ahmed Shafik and the Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi. 

In remarks to the Arabic daily Al-Ahram newspaper on Friday evening, Moussa said his health condition is stable and is in no need to be transferred to a hospital.

He noted that many doctors are following up on his condition remotely and that he is following their advice.

Moussa urged the people to strictly abide by the preventive measures against the coronavirus and asked everyone to pray for his speedy recovery.

Many Egyptian public figures have tested positive for the deadly virus over the past days, including renowned actress Yosra, 65; actor Karim Fahmy, 38; and journalist and TV presenter Wael El-Ebrashy, 57.

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