Presidential Adviser for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag el-Din said on Friday that the Significant surge in the number of Coronavirus infections is ‘expected’, due to the cold weather.
In televised statements to the “Akher Al-Nahar” talk show aired on “Al-Nahar” TV channel, Tag el-Din added that a new Coronavirus strain is spreading in Egypt nowadays, noting that about 20% to 25% of infected people need to be admitted to hospitals.
“Everyone should be careful in dealing with COVID-19,” the presidential adviser said, explaining that infected people with no symptoms can transmit the virus.
Tag el-Din also stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public places.
He also pointed out that “there are confusion and similarities between seasonal influenza and Coronavirus.”