Egyptian journalist Mohy El-Din Al-Sayed Said died on Monday after contracting the coronavirus, becoming the country's second journalist to die from the disease, Egypt’s Press Syndicate said.
The journalist tested positive for the virus before undergoing a dialysis at Al-Galaa Hospital on Tuesday, syndicate board member Ayman Abdel-Meguid said.
Said was transferred to Al-Abbasiya fever hospital where he died from COVID-19 complications, Abdel-Meguid added.
According to a statement by Abdel-Meguid on Sunday, three other journalists have tested positive for the virus, however they are in a stable condition.
He added that two other journalists have fully recovered from the virus.
On 24 April, Egyptian journalist Mahmoud Riad died after contracting the deadly virus.
Egypt has so far reported 12,764 coronavirus infections and 645 fatalities.