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Egyptian high-ranking military general dies of coronavirus

Photo: Member of the Egyptian army

March 22, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — A senior Egyptian army general died on Sunday after contracting the coronavirus, the North African country said.

The Egyptian military said in a statement that Major General Khaled Shaltout was infected while participating in sterilization which the military has been carrying out across the country.

The military said it has sterilized and disinfected public institutions and several squares in the capital, Cairo and other cities, to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Military spokesman Tamer el-Refai Saturday posted footage on social media showing military personal in protective gear and equipment while disinfecting the Tahrir square, the epicenter of the 2011 uprising, and the metro station there.

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