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Coronavirus: Why Egypt has faced criticism over antibody tests (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 15/08/2020 02:02:03

Egypt has faced criticism for testing frontline healthcare workers for coronavirus using antibody tests.

Egypt enforces new travel restrictions with tourists needing negative coronavirus tests on arrival (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 07/08/2020 16:43:27

EGYPT has introduced new travel restrictions for anyone entering the country, with tourists forced to have a negative coronavirus test to be allowed to enter. The country’s new rules are similar...

Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz (source — www.theguardian.com) 06/08/2020 10:00:02

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery set today’s quiz, which let you explore the collections of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – all while answering some tricky questionsThis quiz is brought to yo...

Coronavirus live news: UN warns of 'catastrophe' over school closures; France says second wave likely (source — www.theguardian.com) 04/08/2020 13:04:51

UN says getting students safely back to classroom must be ‘top priority’; France says ‘situation is precarious’; record fines for isolation breaches in AustraliaMillions in Manila back in lockdown Tru...

Egypt: doctors targeted for highlighting Covid-19 working conditions (source — www.theguardian.com) 15/07/2020 07:00:00

Overwhelmed staff detained by state security agency after voicing concerns about lack of PPE Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOverwhelmed and ill-equipped medical staff in E...

Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 15/07/2020 02:44:30

The pandemic brought Egypt's tourism industry to a virtual halt, affecting millions of livelihoods.

Journalist arrested for criticising Egypt's coronavirus response dies after catching it in jail (source — www.telegraph.co.uk) 14/07/2020 17:09:44

Coronavirus live news: India puts Bangalore back into lockdown; Hong Kong tightens social distancing (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/07/2020 15:08:34

Global cases rise by 1m in five days; 5.4m Americans have lost their health insurance; 6,000 new cases in RussiaGlobal report: restrictions return around world as cases pass 13mFrance: baby boy infect...

Egyptian journalist jailed on fake news charges dies of Covid-19 (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/07/2020 09:46:21

Fears grow over spread of pandemic in prisons after Mohamed Monir fell ill in custodyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA prominent Egyptian journalist who had been jailed on ...

US protester jailed in Egypt freed after starting hunger strike over coronavirus fears (source — www.independent.co.uk) 07/07/2020 17:48:33

More than a dozen detainees at the prison where Mohamed Amashah was held tested positive Covid-19, according to Washington-based human rights group

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
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Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death