Egyptian authorities arrested a doctor at a Cairo hospital for inciting medical staff to abstain from examining suspected coronavirus cases, a judicial source said.
The junior physician created a Facebook page to “incite doctors and medical staff to refrain from joining teams checking cases infected with the coronavirus,” the source said on Thursday.
Earlier this month, authorities arrested several people over charges of “spreading rumours” about the coronavirus.
Egypt has 210 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 53 foreigners.
The country has so far registered six coronavirus-related deaths, three of whom are foreign nationals.