By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement Friday (computer translated) announcing the first confirmed positive case of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) in Egypt. 


Dr. Khaled Al-Mujahid, Minister of health and population for public information, and the ministry’s official speaker, explained that the ministry successfully discovered the first case of a foreign person infected with the coronavirus through the implementation of the program. Electronic to register and follow up from the countries where there have been infections of the new corona virus and through the prevention teams that follow them around the clock, indicating that the test situation has been carried out, which results positive for the virus, But without any symptoms.

Mujahid added that the WHO was immediately informed, and all measures and preventive measures were taken in cooperation with the world health organization, where the situation was taken by one of the self-sterilization ambulances to the hospital to remove him and follow him healthy Check it out, explaining that the situation is pregnant with the virus and does not show any symptoms, and its condition is fully stable.

He said that the ministry had taken severe prevention measures against those who were affected by the necessary analysis which were negative for the virus, and they were self-isolated in their places of residence as a 14-day “period of custody”, To follow them regularly every 8 hours and give them the health guidance to follow, and the building where the situation was living and the two of them were sterilized.

In this regard, Dr. John Gabor, representative of the world health organization (who), praised Egypt for the rapid and transparent handling of the situation, and for its efforts to inform the organization of the situation as soon as it was suspect, and to start with the preventive measures that Taken by the ministry of health and population about the situation discovered and found.

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John stressed that Egypt is one of the first countries to develop a good prevention plan to respond to the emerging virus and how to deal with the cases affected once they are discovered, and Egypt is one of the countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region that has provided the organization with accurate detection About people living with the new corona virus.

On Friday, the minister of health and population held an extensive meeting under the ministry’s leadership to follow up on the implementation of the ministry’s plan in address and to deal with the new corona virus, in the ministry’s year, to ensure that all preventive measures are taken in the country’s outlets.

The Minister of health and population is following the 24-Hour Crisis Management Chamber, which includes representatives from all ministries and stakeholders, at the beginning of the ministry, to follow up on the situation of the new corona virus within the country and the ministry’s prevention plan With Outlets, ports and all health districts in the Republic, we are stressed to raise the level of preparation for the facilities at all outlets and airports across the Republic.