Egyptians infected with coronavirus increase to 150

Zeinab El-Gundy , Monday 16 Mar 2020

A medical staff member in protective gear checks the temperature of a university employee amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), following the suspension of study for only undergraduate students at Cairo University to prevent it spreading, in Cairo, Egypt March 15, 2020. (Reuters)

The number of Egyptians infected with coronavirus has risen to 150, stated Osama Heikal, the minister of state for information, at a press conference held in Cairo on Monday, with the number of deaths rising to three in the country.

On Sunday evening, Egypt's health ministry had announced the number of infections stood at 126.


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