Egypt reports 1 more COVID-19 death, 36 new cases

Egypt announced on Tuesday that one COVID-19 case died and 36 new cases were detected, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 402.

In a statement, spokesman for Egyptian Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said a 54-year-old lady from Alexandria province passed away and 36 new cases, including 35 Egyptians and one foreigner, have been reported.

The COVID-19 death toll in Egypt has reached 20, he added.

Megahed said that the number of the completely recovered cases who have been discharged from the quarantine hospital has risen to 80.

Egypt has been recently taking strict precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, including night-time curfew, temporary closure of schools and universities, suspending flights, reducing employees and sterilizing public transport vehicles, government offices, hotels and tourist attractions.

Egypt also temporarily shut down mosques and churches nationwide, while coffee shops, clubs, malls, restaurants and other entertainment places were told to close from early evening to early morning over coronavirus concerns.