Details about the first German person to die of coronavirus in Egypt


Source: Cairo – Ashraf Abdel Hamid

Egyptian sources responsible for information revealed German tourist who died Sunday evening from infection with Corona virus In a hospital in Hurghada, south of the country.

The sources stated to Al that the German tourist named Thomas Falk from the city of Hamburg was born October 16 in the year 1960 and arrived in Egypt on February 29 to spend a tourist vacation in Luxor and Aswan and spent there with his wife for several days, then went to Hurghada on the evening of the fifth of March And he stayed in a hotel in the Dahar area, in the heart of the city.

She added that the German tourist felt the symptoms of the disease on March 6, as its temperature rose and at about eight o’clock in the morning that day he went to a private hospital south of Hurghada and immediately decided to transfer him to the Fever Hospital in Hurghada and then was transferred to Hurghada General Hospital until he died inside it on Sunday evening.

On Sunday, the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the death of the first case of a German citizen with the emerging corona virus.

Khaled Mujahid, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the official spokesperson of the ministry, said that the German citizen, aged 60 years, showed satisfactory symptoms of high temperature when he arrived from Luxor Governorate to Hurghada, where he went to Hurghada General Hospital last Friday evening to receive care And the necessary tests were performed and the specimen was withdrawn, which was positive for the emerging corona virus on Saturday, March 7.

He stated that the German casualty was placed in intensive care because he suffers from respiratory failure caused by acute pneumonia, and refused to transfer to the designated isolation hospital, noting that his condition worsened and a disorder of his consciousness occurred, and he died Sunday 8 March.

He pointed out that immediately the Ministry of Health, in accordance with the instructions of the World Health Organization, took all necessary preventive measures, and the hospital was sterilized and disinfected.

Mujahid stressed that health regulations were addressed in Germany to investigate the situation and provide Egypt with information, pointing out that the case did not stay in Egypt for only 7 days.


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