Egypt confirms 40 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-25 22:18:22|Editor: xuxin
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CAIRO, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Egypt has registered 40 new COVID-19 case, raising the country's total number to 442, health minister Hala Zayed said in a press conference on Wednesday.

The minster also confirmed one death from the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21.

A total of 93 people have recovered, she noted, highlighting the critical coming three weeks for containing the spread of the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced a package of procedures to control the spread of the COVID-19 including a partial curfew and extension of schools and universities closure and flights suspension, vowing to punish any violator of the anti-virus measures under emergency laws.