Today, Tuesday, the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the registration of 260 new cases of Corona virus - all of them Egyptians - in addition to recording the highest daily mortality rate with 22 new cases.
The ministry said in its daily statement, that the total number that was registered in Egypt with the new corona virus until Tuesday, is 5042 cases, of whom 1,304 cases were cured and discharged from isolation and quarantine hospitals, and 359 deaths.
The ministry added that 68 of those infected with the Corona virus were discharged from isolation and quarantine hospitals, all of them Egyptian, bringing the total number of people recovering from the virus to 1,304 cases.
In its statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Health indicated that there are 17 deaths out of the total deaths today and yesterday who died before reaching hospitals.
Ministry of Health spokesperson Khaled Mujahid said that 30% of the total number of deaths in Egypt due to the Corona virus died before reaching hospitals, in addition to that 20% of deaths died within 48 hours of their arrival in hospitals, due to the deterioration of their health condition upon arrival.
On the other hand, the nursing staff at Sandoub Hospital for Health Insurance in Dakahlia Governorate, north of Cairo, announced a strike after verifying that five doctors in the hospital were infected with the Corona virus.
According to local media, the nursing staff went on strike and demanded a full examination to detect those infected with the Corona virus, in protest at the refusal of the Health Directorate to take smears for them.
The nurses went out to the hospital yard and chanted, "One two preventive medicine Finn" (where is it?), And one of them said, "We are all mixing and dealing together, but unfortunately preventive medicine has taken smears from the doctors involved and refused to take smears from the nursing staff, although we are more mixed with cases." With doctors on the job, "according to comments reported by local newspapers.
Social media pioneers shared videos of the nursing staff protest, and one of the workers is unconscious due to the infection, according to eyewitnesses.
The director of the hospital, Rasha Musleh, announced the withdrawal of samples for examination from some members of the nursing staff, and proved all negative, indicating that work continues to take samples from all the work team.
This comes as the Egyptian government seeks to alleviate the partial closures imposed by it on some sectors, as it comes amid escalating complaints of neglect, the most recent of which was the death of journalist Mahmoud Riad yesterday due to his infection with the virus.
Before his death, Riad wrote a post on his Facebook page, complaining about the medical neglect suffered by people living with HIV in Egypt.
Yesterday, the "# Go_Sissi" tag went back to top the list of the most interacting with the Twitter site in Egypt, where he witnessed a wide reaction calling for the departure of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, against the backdrop of the government's announcement of its request to borrow again from the International Monetary Fund on the pretext of facing the repercussions of the spread of the Corona virus.