Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

301 Egyptians Released from Coronavirus Quarantine at Matrouh

Mon 17 Feb 2020 | 11:35 AM

The 301 Egyptians who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, earlier this month have now been released from the first mandatory quarantine over coronavirus.

The group, which faced numerous health screenings both in China and during their trip and quarantine, has now been "medically cleared," health officials said Monday, making it possible for them to leave El-Negelah Central Hospital in Marsa Matrouh.

The Egyptian Minister of Health Dr. Hala Zayed is set to hold a press conference to announce details after ending the 14-day quarantine over the outbreak of coronavirus.

She added that there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus among the Egyptian evacuees, adding that they have completed their final health check this morning, which included their symptom check and their temperature check.

It is noteworthy that Egypt those Egyptians took off from Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus, and landed at Al-Alamein airport in Marsa Martouh governorate on February 3rd.

This step comes in the implementation of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s directives to take all necessary measures to ease the return of Egyptians from Wuhan.

The Ministry of Health, working with other authorities, has been tasked with ensuring all necessary logistical support is provided to those in quarantine.

They received full medical and other support, routine checks and other necessary actions.

Nader Saad, the cabinet spokesperson, stated that Madbouli thanked the Chinese authorities for their full cooperation and consent over facilitating the return of the Egyptians who want to come back to their homelands from Wuhan.

Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province, has become the epicenter of a virus outbreak that has killed at least 1770.