Egypt: Coronavirus patient gives birth to healthy baby as country records 103 new cases
London, April 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-it was a mix fortune for Egypt on Sunday after the announcement that a coronavirus patient has given birth to a healthy baby on the same day the country recorded 103 new cases cases of the deadly virus, Al-Ahram website reported.
According to health officials in the Red Sea governorate, the 35-year-old woman, who was just discharged from Esna quarantine hospital gave birth to a boy baby in a cesarean operation in Hurghada Central Hospital.
The hospital said that the medical team that carried out the cesarean operation wore protective suits in accordance with the instructions of the World Health Organisation and the health ministry.
Meanwhile, Egypt records 103 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 1173, as well as seven new fatalities, giving a total death toll of 78.
The newly detected cases include 102 Egyptians and one foreigner, all of whom either came from abroad or were in contact with other positive cases.
Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that the number of coronavirus patients who had retested negative for the virus had reached 346, of whom 247 have fully recovered and left isolation hospitals. The spokesman said that six more cases – all Egyptians — have fully recovered and left isolation hospitals on Thursday.
Egypt surpassed the thousand-case milestone on Saturday, and on Friday recorded the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases and deaths, with 120 new cases and eight fatalities.
The government suspended schools and universities and closed airports in March.
Egyptian authorities have halted international flights, banned mass gatherings, and shuttered cinemas, mosques, churches and schools in response to the spread of the disease On 24 March, Egypt declared a two-week curfew from 7pm to 6am, the broadest measure yet taken to combat the coronavirus.