Four Egyptian labourers test positive for coronavirus in Lebanon: Ministry

Mohamed Soliman , Thursday 2 Apr 2020

Egypt's Ministry of Manpower stressed that the health of the four Egyptian labourers is stable

Egypt's Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan (photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's Ministry of Manpower announced Wednesday evening that four Egyptians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Lebanon so far.

Three of the Egyptian cases have been receiving the necessary treatment at Rafik Hariri University Hospital, while the fourth patient has been hospitalised in Hôtel-Dieu de France medical centre, the ministry said in a statement.

"All Egyptian labourers are in stable health conditions," the statement added.

Lebanon has registered 446 infections of the fast-spreading respiratory illness from different nationalities, including 11 fatalities.

The ministry pointed out that there are no registered coronavirus cases among Egyptian laborers in Jordan, amid 274 cases detected there.

Earlier, the ministry announced the death of three Egyptian expats from the deadly virus, two of whom died in Italy, the European country hardest-hit by the pandemic, while the third died in Saudi Arabia.

In Egypt, the total number of infections has reached 779 nationwide, while the death toll stands at 52.


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