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COVID Infections in Egypt Expected to Peak in 45 Days

COVID Infections in Egypt Expected to Peak in 45 Days

Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 - 06:15
A man receives a dose of the China’s Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a mass immunization venue inside Cairo’s International Exhibition Center in Cairo, Egypt June 5, 2021. (Reuters)

Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, adviser to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for health affairs, predicted on Tuesday that during its fourth COVID-19 wave, Egypt will continue to witness an increase in infections for a month and a half until the country reaches a peak.

During television statements, Taj El-Din said the fourth wave will witness infections affecting entire families.

Infections are on the rise in the country, he warned, saying they will peak before again declining.

Moreover, he noted that children have been infected with COVID-19 since the virus was first detected in the country, but they have shown fewer symptoms.

Taj El-Din said that so far, no child has died of the virus in Egypt, however, he explained they may be carriers of the virus and could transmit the infection to others.

Egypt has reported 293,951 infections, 16,895 deaths from the virus and 247,450 recoveries.

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