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Egypt Reports Lowest Virus Daily Figure Since May 3

Egypt Reports Lowest Virus Daily Figure Since May 3

Saturday, 1 August, 2020 - 05:00
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask covers his head during a hot weather, amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, Egypt May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Egypt reported 321 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, the health ministry said, the lowest figure since May 3.

In total, 94,078 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Egypt, of which 39,638 have recovered and 4,188 have died, including 31 on Friday, the ministry said in a statement late on Friday.

Egypt reopened resorts to foreign tourists on July 1 after tourism came to a halt in March under measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

Tourism accounts for 5 percent of Egypt’s economic output, according to the government. The figure rises to as much as 15 percent if jobs indirectly related to the sector are included, analysts say.

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