An Italian guest at a Hilton hotel in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the hotel management and a medical source said on Wednesday.
"A guest of the hotel has been identified as a positive coronavirus [case]," the Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza said in a statement to guests on Wednesday.
The hotel did not identify the guest's nationality, but a medical source told Ahram Online he is an Italian.
The affected person has been isolated at a hospital in accordance with official regulations, the hotel said.
"In order to prevent any further potential spread of [the virus], all guests and staff are confined inside the hotel for 14 days as of March 17," the announcement, written in English, read.
The hotel management requested all guests to "stay in their rooms" for their safety.
Egypt has 196 confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths, including three foreigners.