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Egypt Reports 1,127 New Virus Cases in Highest Daily Jump

Egypt Reports 1,127 New Virus Cases in Highest Daily Jump

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 - 18:30
A man wearing protective face mask and gloves stands outside the Institute of Research for Tropical Medicine amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, in Egypt May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Staff
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Egypt registered 1,127 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Thursday, the highest daily increase.


That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 20,793, of which 5,359 have recovered, the ministry said in a statement.


There were 29 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 845.


Over Eid al-Fitr authorities extended the nightly curfew, which now begins at 5.p.m. and halted public transportation until May 29. The prime minister has said the country would gradually reopen after the holiday.


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