Egypt reports 6 new coronavirus deaths, total cases reach 536: Health Ministry

Ahram Online , Friday 27 Mar 2020

Disinfecting the pyramids
Egyptian municipality workers disinfect the Giza pyramids necropolis on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on March 25 as a protective measure against the spread of the coronavirus (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt on Friday reported six more coronavirus deaths and 41 new cases, bringing its total to 536 including 30 fatalities, the health ministry said in a statement.

The new cases of the flu-like virus are all Egyptians, except for one American man, who were in contact with other patients, the ministry added.

The six deaths include five Egyptians aged between 50-65 years and a 75-year-old German woman. The Egyptian individuals are from the capital Cairo and the Nile Delta governorate of Damietta.

The statement said 116 of the registered cases have recovered and been released from a quarantine hospital.

Egypt has ramped up measures over the past two weeks to stem the outbreak. Authorities declared a two-week curfew, suspended international flights, shut schools and universities, banned mass gatherings and shuttered mosques and churches. The country has also cut the number of government employees going to work.

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