The Ministry of Health and Population, represented by the central laboratories, confirmed that the validity period of PCR analysis certificates to detect corona is only 24 hours after receiving it, confirming that only Saudi Arabia had requested this analysis before entering its territory, and hours before flights were suspended with Saudi Arabia.
Large numbers of citizens gathered from the early hours of the morning in front of the central laboratories to conduct the analysis related to the detection of corona, where citizens lined up, starting from the beginning of the American University Street, and until the door of the laboratories to conduct the analysis.
The Ministry of Health and Population announced that the total number of confirmed positive cases of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19) reached 55 cases.
Today, 7 cases, including 4 foreigners and 3 Egyptians, including an Egyptian returning from Umrah and two Egyptians who have been in contact with the case of the Egyptian returning from Serbia, pointing out that the four foreigners are in contact with previously announced cases, including the declared case. About her death today.
He added that 45 positive cases of coronavirus infection were discovered on the Nile cruise ship coming from Aswan to Luxor without any symptoms, as positive cases were transferred to the hospital designated for isolation, and the cases that turned negative were transferred to quarantine, as was Disinfection and sterilization of the Nile Cruise Ship.
He pointed out that the first case discovered in Egypt of a foreign person who was a carrier of the virus, was recovered and left quarantine after receiving medical care, and a “pcr” analysis was done for him under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization, several times in a row, the last of which was after his death. 14 days inside the designated isolation hospital, the result of the analysis was negative every time.
He continued that the second case of a foreign person, was announced on the first of this month of March, and was immediately isolated in the isolation hospital designated for that, stressing that he is receiving medical care, and his condition is stable and in continuous improvement, pointing to the continued application of quarantine procedures to all workers at his workplace and the authorities Aid to them, who numbered 2564 people, as a precautionary measure, explaining that no cases were suspected of infection with the emerging coronavirus, and all precautionary precautions were taken against them.
He stated that the third case that was discovered and announced last Thursday, for a 44-year-old Egyptian citizen returning from Serbia through France (transit) for 12 hours, and laboratory analyzes were done for him and that the results were positive for the virus, pointing out that he was transferred to Isolation hospital, his condition improved slightly today.