Egypt reports 1,403 new coronavirus infections, 22 fatalities on Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 21 Jan 2022

Egypt reported 1,403 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total infection toll up to 405,393 since the outbreak began in February 2020, the health ministry said.

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A file photo of Egyptian Quarantine Authority employees prepare to scan body temperatures of incoming travellers at Cairo International Airport on February 1, 2020 (Photo: AFP)

The ministry also reported 22 new deaths in the past 24 hours nationwide, bringing the total fatalities nationwide to 22,260.

The statement added that 1,632 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 339,259.

Egypt announced on Thursday new travel restrictions as the number of coronavirus cases continue to increase. 

Starting 22 January, Egyptian and foreign travelers to Egypt, except children below the age of 12, will require certificates of coronavirus vaccination or negative results of coronavirus tests, Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said in a statement on Thursday.

Coronavirus tests must be taken within 72 hours of arrival to the Egyptian ports.

A vaccination certificate has to show that the traveler had received the single-dose vaccine or the last dose of the two-shot vaccines at least 14 days before arrival, Abdel-Ghaffar noted.

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