Egyptian Quarantine Authority employees prepare to scan body temperatures of incoming travellers at Cairo International Airport on February 1, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
After a noticeable decrease in the official tally of coronavirus daily cases, cases returned to increase in the past 48 hours.
The ministry also reported 48 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 21,203.
The statement added that 525 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 309,354.