Egypt reports 201 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths Thursday

Egypt recorded 201 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the country’s total number of reported cases to 108,530, according to the Health Ministry’s official Facebook page.

The ministry also reported that 11 virus-related death on Thursday, raising the death toll to 6,329.

Ministry spokesperson Khaled Mogahed announced that the total number of recovered cases reached 100,006, after recovery and discharge of 132 patients, raising the total number.

The Health Ministry, in cooperation with other ministries, is bracing for a second wave of the virus. Health Minister Hala Zayed reported in a cabinet meeting on Monday that the country has sufficient medical supplies to brave the second wave.

At the same time, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has warned the public to adhere to social distancing measures and the mask mandate, saying that another spike in cases might force the government to reinstate stricter preventive measures.

The PM also said that authorities will begin cracking down on unmasked shoppers, transit riders, and employees. The government set in March a fine of LE4,000 for failing to wear a mask in enclosed public spaces or on public transportation.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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