Egypt reports 275 new coronavirus cases, total now 111,284

Egypt’s Health Ministry on Monday confirmed 275 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total up to 111,284, Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed announced.

Sixteen deaths were announced on Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 6,481 nationwide.

And 109 patients were discharged isolation hospitals, raising the nation’s total number of fully-recovered cases to 101,288.

Egypt back in March imposed strict precautionary measures to curb the outbreak of coronavirus, which included setting curfews, banning large gatherings, and closing restaurants, theaters, and cinemas.

The measures also include a mask mandate that applies to mass transportation and any public indoor space.

During the last week’s Egyptian Cabinet meeting about the virus situation, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly warned the public that unmasked riders, employees and shoppers will be fined LE4,000.

Madbouly added that the government may take additional preemptive measures in the case of public noncompliance, which will likely affect the economic conditions of several classes.

Several countries have imposed full lockdown measures following a second outbreak of the virus that began in October.

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