Egypt reports 86 new cases of coronavirus

General view of the pyramids lit up with text encouraging Egyptians to stay home and safe because of COVID-19 and sending a thank you massage to those keeping poeple safe in Giza, Egypt. Photo EPA-EFE/KHALED ELFIQI

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Egypt has reported 86 new cases, bringing the total number to 865, its health ministry has said. That is the highest daily jump since registering the first case in February. Six more people died of the virus, the ministry said in a statement. In total, 58 people have died.

Egyptian authorities had announce a two-week curfew, which started on 25 March, during which public transportation will be suspended to avoid the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease.



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