“They did not show any symptoms” .. Egypt announces the diagnosis of 12 carriers of coronavirus on a Nile cruise ship coming from Aswan


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced on Friday that it had diagnosed 12 new cases of Corona virus or what has become known as “Covid-19” on one of the Nile ships coming from Aswan to Luxor, pointing out that the new cases did not appear. It has no symptoms.

This came in a joint statement to the Egyptian Health and the World Health Organization, on Friday, when Khaled Mujahid, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs said: “A Taiwanese tourist of American origin was on board the ship and upon her return to her country, information was received from the World Health Organization and the International Health Regulations to discover her injury. With the Coronavirus, and the report of the organization indicated that it is the basic cause of infection for the cases that have been discovered (index case), pointing out that immediately “the Ministry of Health and Population, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, took all preventive and precautionary measures against those in contact with the case The necessary tests. ”

Mujahid continued: “The health status of all those in contact with her and those on board the ship was followed up within 14 days and they did not show any symptoms, pointing out that the analyzes of the (pcr) were performed on them on the 14th day i.e. at the end of the virus incubation period, and it was confirmed that there are 12 A positive case of corona virus, that is, a carrier of the virus, from the Egyptians working on the ship without symptoms. ”

He added: “The 12 positive cases are being transferred to the hospital designated for isolation, and the remaining cases are being subjected to quarantine for another 14 days, which is the incubation period of the disease to monitor their health and check on them.”


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