Egypt’s prime minister, Medical Syndicate head discuss coronavirus developments

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 May 2020

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly (Al-Ahram)
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly (Al-Ahram)

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met on Thursday with Dr Husseinn Khairy, the head of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, in Cairo to discuss the latest developments concerning the coronavirus pandemic crisis.

According to Ahram Arabic website, Madbouly asserted that Egypt appreciates the efforts of the medical teams in the battle against the pandemic.

Madbouly added that the government has presented all the support to all members of the medical teams for their role in fighting the virus.

The Medical Syndicate has not issued a detailed statement about the meeting yet.

The meeting came after the syndicate presented several demands to the government concerning the safety of medical teams in hospitals after the spread of the virus among the medical teams.

The Medical Syndicate reported that at least 350 doctors were infected last week.

In the last 24 hours, the syndicate reported officially the death of three doctors due to the coronavirus, raising the death toll of doctors due to the pandemic to 23.

Egypt has reported so far 19,666 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the virus in mid-February, including 5,205 fully recovered cases and 816 fatalities.

The syndicate held a press conference last Thursday to demand government to extend the partial curfew implemented during the Eid week for two more weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Among its other main demands more PCR testing to the members of the medical teams to ensure their safety and the safety of the society.

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