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Egypt reports 39 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

Image of a hospital in Cairo, Egypt [Alx R/Wikipedia]
Hospital in Cairo, Egypt [Alx R/Wikipedia]

Egypt on Thursday reported 39 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, the health ministry said in a statement, bringing the total number of infections to 495 including 24 fatalities, Reuters reports.

The new cases are all Egyptians who were in contact with other patients, with the exception of one Libyan man. The three dead are all Egyptians from Cairo, a 30-year woman and two men aged 78 and 72 years.

The statement added that 102 of the people infected had recovered and been released from a quarantine hospital.

Egypt on Tuesday declared two-week a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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