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Egypt Reopens 21 Coronavirus Quarantine Hospitals

People wearing face masks are seen in a shopping mall in Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

 

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Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced that 21 isolation hospitals have been reopened to treat moderate to severe COVID-19 cases, local publication Egypt Independent reported. 

This comes weeks after these same hospitals had been shut down a few weeks ago.

According to the Health Ministry, mild cases of COVID-19 will remain isolated at home and given treatment there.

Concerns over a potential second wave of the coronavirus in Egypt went viral on Twitter on Monday, with “the second wave” taking center stage as one of the most tweeted phrases.

Most of the tweets asked everyone to take the necessary precautions against the virus, as others warned that a second wave had already begun globally.

On Tuesday, the Ministry announced that 1,109 patients had been discharged from hospital after recovering from the virus, bringing the total of recoveries to 54,888 cases.

Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed stated that 24 cases died on Tuesday, and 168 new cases tested positive, bringing the total number of registered cases so far in Egypt to 95,834 with 5,059 deaths.

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