The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that no cases of the fast spreading coronavirus have been reported in Egypt, state news agency MENA reported.
The deadly epidemic, which has spread to 24 countries, has not been detected in the Middle East region, with the exception of the United Arab Emirates, where six people have been diagnosed with the virus, WHO representative in Egypt John Jabbour said during a press conference organised by the WHO regional office in Cairo on Sunday.
He added that Egypt will be provided with coronavirus detection kits on Sunday and that most of the region's countries will be equipped with these kits by the end of this week.
Egypt sent a special jet earlier on Sunday to bring home around 300 Egyptian nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak began.
The virus has killed 304 people in China so far.