Egypt has passed peak of pandemic's second wave: Presidential health advisor

Ahram Online , Monday 22 Feb 2021

Tag El-Din said the rate of infections has declined thanks to the measures introduced by the state, while asserting that all safety measures should be maintained in the coming period

Tag El-Din
Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din (file photo)

Egypt has passed the peak of the second wave of coronavirus that hit the country starting December, Health Affairs Presidential Advisor Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din told the media on Monday evening.

Tag El-Din said the rate of infections has declined thanks to the measures introduced by the state, while asserting that all safety measures should be maintained in the coming period.

The presidential advisor said that the viral mutations found in the UK, Brazil, and South Africa have not been detected in Egypt, adding that mutations occur normally for all viruses, not only the coronavirus, and that vaccines are able to deal with the matter.

Despite Egypt entering the second wave of the pandemic in early December, the country witnessed a decline in the daily infection rate in January before fluctuating up and down since last week.

Egypt has a total of 178,151 coronavirus infections, including 10,353 deaths and 137,837 recoveries.

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