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Egypt registers more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time

May 29, 2020

The Egyptian government registered for the first time this Friday since the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic triggered 1,127 new cases for a total of 20,793 infected people.

The record number was recorded one day before part of their economic sector was reopened by the government. Shopping malls and other facilities are scheduled to resume this weekend, with a mask required.

Egypt is one of the African countries that, along with its northern neighbors such as Morocco or Algeria next to South Africa, the most affected on the continent, carries out the most COVID-19 screening tests.

Egypt registers more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases for the first timeEgypt registers more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time

In a statement from the Ministry of Health, Egypt also reported that 29 new deaths were recorded. The death toll has risen to 845. It is the highest rate on the continent.