16K fined for failing to wear a mask in public as police continue observing measures combating Covid-19

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 11:25 GMT

A total of 16,512 people have been apprehended for failing to wear a mask, only 205 of whom did not pay the fine of L.E. 50 and will be referred to the prosecution.

Health Ministry monitors steady oxygen supply to hospitals

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 01:02 GMT

The Health Ministry monitors the system of medical oxygen supply every six hours at hospitals, hospital beds and intensive care units as well as the situation at quarantine hospitals, according to a Wednesday statement.

South Korea delivers medical supplies worth $500K to support Egypt's anti-COVID response activities

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 09:43 GMT

Ambassador Hong Jin-wook witnessed with H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, the handover of medical supplies worth $500,000 from the Korean government to support Egypt’s anti-COVID response activities.

Al-Mashat: Egypt ranks 1st in region for taking 21 measures to support women during COVID-19

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 12:06 GMT

Egypt’s ranking was part of a UNDP report marking the International Day of the Girl Child, which falls on October 11.

PM: Public beaches, parks in Egypt to be closed during Eid-al-Adha

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 10:29 GMT

He further called on all citizens to continue wearing medical masks.

Long Live Egypt provides 200 ventilators since pandemic outbreak

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 12:41 GMT

The fund’s initiative is supporting the ministry’s efforts to supply isolation hospitals.

Private hospitals, labs not authorized to separate plasma from COVID-19

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 01:16 GMT

Private hospitals and laboratories are not authorized to separate plasma of those who recovered from COVID-19 to be injected into infected patients.

State of emergency at Maspero after employee dies of Corona

Tue, 12 May 2020 - 02:04 GMT

A state of emergency prevailed at Maspero building, the headquarters of the state-run Egyptian Radio and Television Union, after an employee died of the coronavirus.

ITIDA begins disbursing export support to first batch of beneficiary companies

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 - 11:41 GMT

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) began the process of disbursing the dues of the first group of companies benefiting from the 10th round of EXPORT IT Program for ICT companies.

TE provides isolation hospitals nationwide with free landline internet

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 - 11:15 GMT

In a statement on Thursday, Telecom Egypt CEO Adel Hamed said the company is exerting strenuous efforts to support the state in the face of the pandemic.

China reports 46 new coronavirus cases in mainland

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 - 09:01 GMT

Of the new cases on Wednesday, 34 were imported, compared with 36 on Tuesday, the National Health Commission said.

Egypt's PM orders officials to submit daily reports on hospitals' needs

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 - 10:37 GMT

Madbouli on Tuesday directed the concerned authorities to immediately fulfill the health ministry's needs of any medical supplies.

Egypt's mufti thanks Sisi, state institutions, medical crew for anti-COVID-19 efforts

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 - 09:34 GMT

Egypt's Mufti Shawqi Allam profusely thanked President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for his wise leadership of the country in these exceptional circumstances.

Many Japanese go to work wearing masks despite Abe's call for telework

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 - 09:26 GMT

Some workers voiced difficulty in following Abe's request due to the nature of their jobs.

WHO is investigating reports of recovered COVID patients testing positive again

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 10:00 GMT

WHO was looking into reports of some COVID-19 patients testing positive again after initially testing negative for the disease while being considered for discharge.

Egypt's Higher education min. announces $200K prize for discovering COVID-19 vaccine

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 09:31 GMT

The $200,000 prize will be awarded for discovering an effective cure or developing a vaccine against COVID-19, added Abdel Ghaffar

Mosques to not be opened within coming few days in Egypt: Awqaf Spox

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 08:49 GMT

Once the virus is contained, the mosques will be immediately opened, he said during a phone call on Extra News channel.

No infections among metro, railway workers: Egypt's Railway Workers Union head

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 - 03:49 GMT

A total of 5,000 medical masks are distributed daily to all workers.

Russian plane with medical equipment departs for US

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 01:05 GMT

"The Russian plane with medical masks and medical equipment on board has departed for the United States," the ministry said.

China to start reporting on asymptomatic coronavirus cases from April 1: health official

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 10:17 GMT

Speaking at a daily press conference in Hubei, Chang Jile also said all asymptomatic virus cases would be centrally quarantined for 14 days.