Egypt has reported its second case of the novel corona virus, officially known as COVID-19, this new one comes more than two weeks after Egypt’s first suspected infection was announced.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the news in a statement issued early Monday, March 2, 2020.
This is the second case of the virus to be discovered in Egypt after the first was reported over two weeks ago
According to the authorities, a foreigner tested positive for the virus and is currently being treated at an isolation facility.
Without specifying the nationality, the health ministry spokesman Khlaed Megahed said,”The ministry has taken preventive measures and is monitoring the patient who is stable.”
Egypt’s President, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has called for stricter health control at Egypt’s ports of entry. He also ordered for awareness campaigns to be launched across the country. Over the weekend, Algeria had two new confirmed cases; a 53-year-old woman and her 24-year-old daughter.
Africa News reports that the patients are in isolation in Blida province south of the capital, Algiers. Algeria currently has three confirmed cases of the corona virus