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COVID-19: Egypt records 189 new cases, 11 deaths in 24 hours

Mon, Apr. 20, 2020
CAIRO - 20 April 2020: Egypt recorded new 189 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, scaling up the total number of the infected cases to 3,333, announced Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed on Monday.

Meanwhile, the mortality increased to 250 deaths after registering new 11 deaths in 24 hours, he added, noting that only one of the newly-recorded cases is a foreigner.

The number of COVID-19 cases whose PCR tests turned from positive to negative increased to 1086, including 821 people who recovered from the virus.

All positive cases are placed under quarantine at isolation hospitals, the spokesman said.

Since mid-March, Egypt has taken certain strict measures to protect the public from the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The government has taken gradual steps in dealing with the coronavirus spread, starting with suspending schools and universities, as well as international flights.

Furthermore, a night-time curfew was imposed on March 24, 2020, while all restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, casinos, night clubs, bars, shopping centers (malls), and other local shops shut down completely until April 23.

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