Source: Cairo – Ashraf Abdel Hamid
On Thursday, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization announced the discovery of a positive case of the new corona virus (COFED-19) inside the country for an Egyptian citizen returning from abroad.
Dr. Khaled Mujahid, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs, and the official spokesperson for the Ministry, said that the case discovered by a 44-year-old Egyptian citizen returning from Serbia through France “transit” for 12 hours, and upon his return to Egypt he did not show any symptoms, and after a few days Few began showing minor symptoms, so he went to the hospital, where he was conducting laboratory tests, which came positive today, and he is now being transferred to the isolation hospital, which is designated to receive the necessary medical care.
Mujahid added that the World Health Organization was immediately informed, and all preventive measures and measures have been taken for the case, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, stressing that the Ministry is currently taking all preventive measures against those who are in contact with the case and making the necessary checks.
Mujahid pointed out that by discovering this case, it becomes the third positive case in Egypt of the new Corona virus (Covid-19), the first for a foreign person who was a carrier of the virus, and received excellent medical care, and a “pcr” analysis was performed for him under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Population , And the World Health Organization, several times in a row, the last being after spending 14 days inside the quarantine, and the result of the analysis was negative each time, and the quarantine left, and the second case of a foreign person announced last Sunday, and was immediately isolated in the designated isolation hospital, which is He receives medical care, is in stable condition and all his tests confirm improvement Health.
In this regard, Mujahid stressed that once any injury is suspected, it will be announced immediately, in full transparency, in accordance with the International Health Regulations, and in coordination with the World Health Organization.
Mujahid said that the ministry continues to raise the levels of maximum preparedness in all ports and airports at the level of the Republic and follow-up of the situation in an up-to-date regarding the new Corona virus, stressing that all preventive measures are taken.
For his part, Dr. John Gabor, the representative of the World Health Organization in Egypt, praised the speed and transparency of the Egyptian government in dealing with the situation, and its keenness to inform the organization of the situation as soon as the case is suspected, praising the preventive measures taken by the Ministry of Health and Population regarding the discovered case and those who are in contact with it.
The Minister of Health and Population follows the convening of the 24-hour Crisis Management Chamber, which includes representatives from all ministries and relevant authorities, at the Ministry’s general office, to follow up the situation of the new Corona virus in the country and the Ministry’s preventive plan in ports and ports and all health directorates in the Republic.