Saturday, March 28, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : A New Week under a partial curfew “Live updated”

This is the start of a new week under a partial curfew because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
This is the start of a new Live updated post, I will try to keep the blog updated with different posts as much as I can.
So far Egypt has crossed the 500 Coronavirus patients with over 120 fully recovered patients thankfully and over 30 deaths, unfortunately.

Sensitizing the pyramid plateau last week " Ministry of antiquities and tourism"
Sensitizing the Great pyramid of Giza last week " Ministry of antiquities
and tourism"
The government is hoping that it will be able to flatten the curve and not have the number of patients in Egypt doubled to become a thousand because it will be challenging to track down those who interacted with the patients on time.

It is another challenge because we are speaking about a nation of 100 million with a struggling developing economy. Half curfew means that there will be employees going to work and interact with others.
Hopefully inshallah we will make it with the least human costs. Economies can be rebuilt but humans are more important.
Here is the latest live update I am keeping for the next coming days.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : Chronicles of Pandemic in Egypt and Mideast

Updated on 3/25/2020

I am going to leave this post pinned because I am tired honestly of writing posts when I depend mainly on live blogging. Below is the live blogging app, follow it for the latest news concerning Corona in Egypt, the Middle East Region and Africa. Stay at home and stay safe.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : Chronicles of Pandemic in Egypt and Mideast on 22/3/2020

One would think that the major news of the day was President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi about Coronavirus in the country and the stimulus pack the Egyptian government prepared to help the economy but this news is overshadowed by another news.
A worker cleaning a light post in Luxor "AFP"
A worker cleaning a light post in Luxor "AFP"
Egypt’s Armed Forces announced that Lt. General Khaled Shaltoot passed away in Port Said after getting infected by Coronavirus.
The news was announced from minutes ago in Cairo on social media and mainstream.
This is the first Egyptian military to die from Coronavirus in the country.
On 21 March, Egypt’s Coronavirus death toll was 10 people while its total number of COVID-19 patients in the country reached 294. The Egyptian Ministry of Health has not yet issued its daily statement.
Nevertheless, here is our daily live blogging event.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : Chronicles of Pandemic in Egypt and Mideast on 21/3/2020

Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced that the total number of Coronavirus patients increased to 294 with 9 new positive cases registered officially in the country.
Egyptian army sensitizing major public squares in the  country in Cairo
Egyptian army sensitizing major public squares in the
country in Cairo 


It also announced that 2 Coronavirus patients passed away but at the same time the number of fully recovered patients increased to 41.

Egypt witnessed more decisions to restrict public gatherings on Saturday and now I will start a new Liveblogging session.

Happy Mother’s Day 2020 : To the ladies wearing white and yellow in hospitals #Stayathome

A message from a doctor telling people to stay at home
A message from a doctor telling people to stay at home
On Saturday Egypt and the rest of the Arab World celebrate Mother’s Day. On Saturday, millions of Egyptians are celebrating millions of great women just as spring is officially starting. Unfortunately, there are no big celebrations or big presents or outings as expected but it is more of an online
celebration.

On this day and during this current hard time worldwide, I dedicate this post and I bend the knee to all those ladies who left their homes and children staying in hospitals fighting Coronavirus epidemic as much as I can.

All respect to those ladies whether they are in Egypt or Italy or Iran or China or Spain or New York or the UK.

All love, support and prayers.

In Egypt, our doctors and nurses wear white robes and Yellow protective suits.
Happy Mother’s Day to all beautiful ladies around the globe.
Young ICU nurses at the Quarantine hospital in Ismailia
"@Batoota"
Please stay at home for the sake of all those beautiful ladies whether grandmothers or mothers.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : Chronicles of Friday 20/3/2020

Here are the latest developments and updates concerning Coronavirus in Egypt and Mideast as much as I can.

The number of Coronavirus in Egypt reached Thursday to 256 including 7 deaths and 28 fully recovered cases. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

15 political detainees released in Egypt

Egypt’s High State security prosecution ordered on Thursday the release of 15 political opposition detainees including Dr. Hassan Nafaa, Dr. Shady El-Ghazly Harb and Hazem Abdel Azim.

Dr. Hassan Nafaa was arrested during September 2019 arrests following the videos of whistleblower Mohamed Ali and the famous 20 September protests.
Both El-Ghazly Harb and Hazem Abdel Azim were arrested in 2018.

The release of those activists comes amidst a campaign organized by opposition parties and powers in Egypt for a week or two now calling for the release of detainees because of Coronavirus concerns. Among those who spoke openly about this campaign was Mohamed ElBaradei.
Mainstream media ignored completely. It is worth to mention that Iran, Bahrain and Spain released some of their detainees and prisoners temporarily

Thanks for the great four ladies who stood alone on Wednesday in a protest in downtown Cairo demanding the release of detainees over Coronavirus concerns.
Egyptian political activists Laila and Ahdat Soueif and Rabab El-Mahdy "By Mona Seif"
Egyptian political activists Laila and Ahdat Soueif and Rabab
El-Mahdy "By Mona Seif" 
Those four ladies are Ahdaf Soueif, Laila Soueif, Mona Seif and Rabab El-Mahdy.
They were arrested and accused of a bunch of charges, but they were released on LE 5000 bail each early Thursday morning.

They paid the bail, but they have been released at last after many hours. Dr. Laila Soeuif was taken to High State security prosection where she found herself accused with set new charges in a Case.
She was released on LE 3000 bail pending investigation.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : COVID-19 patients number goes to 256 in Egypt , 1 death and No Curfews so far "Updated"

A father and a daughter in a Cairo bus stop  "Mohamed Shokry"
A father and a daughter in a Cairo bus stop
"Mohamed Shokry"

On 19 March 2020

Egypt’s ministry of health announced Wednesday evening that  46 new positive Corona cases have been registered in Egypt raising the COVID-19 total patients in the country to 256

It also recorded one death

On 18 March 2020 

Egypt’s ministry of health announced Wednesday evening that 14 new positive Corona cases have been registered in Egypt raising the COVID-19 total patients in the country to 210.

It was 196 last night.


There have been no more fatalities and the number of fully recovered cases that left the quarantine hospital increased to 28.

The Egyptian armed forces denied rumors that a curfew was going to impose nationwide Wednesday evening.


I have started a new live blog, I will keep updating it till the ministry of health issues a new statement with a new number of patients or big announcements in general.