Egypt announces first person to die of coronavirus

Photo: Minister of Health Hala Zayed attends meeting with members of the Parliament’s African Affairs Committee

March 8th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Egypt confirmed its first death as a result of the coronavirus in the country after a German citizen died from the disease on Sunday, according the health ministry officials.

The 60-year-old German citizen showed symptoms of a high fever when he arrived from Luxor to Hurghada, according to Dr. Khaled Mujahid, an adviser to Egypt’s Minister of Health. He was onboard the Nile cruise ship.

The patient then went to Hurghada General Hospital on Friday to receive medical care.

Necessary tests confirmed he had tested positive for the new coronavirus on Saturday and he was then placed in intensive care.

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