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Egypt free from COVID-19 case, transparent about infection: PM

(Xinhua)    09:41, February 24, 2020

CAIRO, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Sunday that Egypt is free from any COVID-19 case as his government is fully transparent about the infection, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement.

Madbouly's remarks came during his cabinet meeting to follow up the protective measures against the novel coronavirus. The meeting was attended by the ministers of health, information, social solidarity, trade and industry, civil aviation and others.

During the meeting, Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed reaffirmed that the foreign national announced on Feb. 14 as Egypt's first coronavirus case was later tested negative for it.

She noted that the foreign national is still in hospital until the end of the 14-day quarantine period.

"Utmost alert has been raised in all quarantine departments for air, sea and land entries," said the Egyptian health minister during the meeting.

In late January, Egypt sent 10 tons of medical supplies to China as a sign of solidarity with the Asian country in its battle against the novel coronavirus.

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