The Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Moustafa Madbouli said on Saturday that the total of coronavirus-diagnosed cases in the country hit 109.
In a press conference, Madbouli said that the state’s comprehensive plan is including three scenarios to deal with the deadly virus.
He added that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s decision to suspend schools and universities nationwide for two weeks over coronavirus, has been tackled in today’s meeting with a number of ministers including the discussion of the state’s general budget and a comprehensive plan to address the outbreak of coronavirus.
The president also decided to allocate EGP 100 billion to finance the implantation of the state’s precautionary measures over the deadly-virus outbreak.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced on Tuesday that 26 patients out of the total confirmed cases have tested negative for the coronavirus after receiving the necessary medical care in the isolation hospital.
The Egyptian Health Ministry announced on Sunday it reported the first coronavirus death for a German national. He was 60.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Wednesday that a new coronavirus, which is spreading around the world, a “global pandemic; However it announced the novel COVID-19 is still “controllable”.
According to the organization, the number of the COVID-19 infections outside China has doubled in the past two weeks, and the number of countries hit by the epidemic has tripled.
“We are very concerned to achieve the alarming levels of the outbreak and its severity, as well as the alarming levels of inaction,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva.
“Now, COVID-19 can be categorized as a pandemic… we have never seen a pandemic spread due to the coronavirus,” Adhanom added.