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Egypt’s COVID-19 cases jump 72% in fortnight

Egyptians wait to receive a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine at a health centre, Qatameya, Cairo, Egypt, March 22, 2021. (Reuters)
Egyptians wait to receive a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine at a health centre, Qatameya, Cairo, Egypt, March 22, 2021. (Reuters)
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15 Sep 2021 12:09:15 GMT9
15 Sep 2021 12:09:15 GMT9
  • Mohamed Taj El-Din warned Egyptians about new COVID-19 mutations and said the country is witnessing the fourth wave of the pandemic
  • Taj El-Din stressed the importance of following precautionary measures and getting vaccinated so as to curb the spread of the virus

Mohammed Abu Zaid

CAIRO: COVID-19 infections in Egypt have jumped by 72.4 percent since the start of September, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Population.

Its latest figures show 491 new cases, up from 279 at the beginning of the month.

Mohamed Taj El-Din, adviser to the president on health and preventive affairs, warned Egyptians about new COVID-19 mutations and said the country is witnessing the fourth wave of the pandemic.

He stressed the importance of following precautionary measures and getting vaccinated so as to curb the spread of the virus.

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