Egypt’s Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed 498 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total up to 278,295.
The total number of COVID-19-related deaths has now reached 15,935 nationwide, after the ministry announced 37 deaths.
And 799 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising Egypt’s total number of fully-recovered cases to 206,852.
A country-wide partial lockdown aimed at curbing cases that has been in place since May 6 ended on Tuesday.
All restaurants, cafés, shops, and malls can now resume normal business hours and stay open later than the previously enforced 9 pm curfew.
Doctors and officials continue to warn the public to abide by coronavirus precautionary measures and push for vaccination, stating that social distancing is just as important as wearing a mask.
The ministry reported in mid-May that it has vaccinated 1.3 million people since its campaign began on January 24, and over five million have registered on the ministry’s website for the jab.
Egypt is currently using China’s Sinopharm vaccine and the UK’s AstraOxford vaccine, and it has plans to soon begin locally manufacturing China’s Sinovac vaccine and Russia’s Sputnik-V.