China’s Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang affirmed on Friday that Egypt is able to overcome the crisis of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as soon as possible. Egypt has so far reported a total of 865 cases.
In an interview with TV, Liao said the Egyptian government has adopted effective scientific measures to combat COVID-19, stressing that China believes in the strong and wise leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in dealing with the pandemic.
He added that the World Health Organization has lauded measures taken by the Egyptian government to confront the coronavirus.
Liao also noted that Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed was the first foreign official to visit China during its war against the virus.
He added that China will provide Egypt with a batch of medical supplies in response to Cairo’s efforts to help Beijing fight COVID-19.
On the other hand, the Chinese ambassador said there is no vaccine or medicine for the coronavirus so far, stressing that staying at home is one of the best ways to curb the spread of the virus.
Earlier on Thursday, the Egyptian Health Ministry reported new 86 coronavirus cases, raising the total number of cases in the northeastern African country to 865. The total death toll reached 58, after the ministry confirmed six new deaths.
According to medical reports, the ministry said the results of 282 cases turned to negative, including 201 who totally recovered.
In a press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said the Health Ministry has provided 1,000 fully equipped vehicles serving as mobile clinics, to test citizens nationwide for the novel virus.
The figures of people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Egypt may increase during the next week, Madbouli noted, but they will still be within the middle safe range, as long as it is gradual.
He urged citizens inhabiting densely populated governorates to show further commitment to the preventive measures against the spread of the deadly virus.