Saturday, September 19, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : COVID-19 in September "Live Updated"

It is past mid-September and Egypt has not reached “no coronavirus patient” phase yet as promised by Egyptian officials yet.

Simply, this won’t happen any time soon and as in other countries, the virus has not vanished but governments and people try their best to curb its spread especially in the fall when schools and universities are back on campus mostly.

Up till now the official numbers of new coronavirus cases in Egypt are stable and they are not alarming.

Unofficially, the ghost of coronavirus is still there and there are cases mostly treated at home successfully but those who are unlucky go for treatment in hospitals in a very late stage with a small chance of making it out.

On the other hand, publicly it seems that there is no coronavirus at all.

File photo: A health worker prepares to take swab samples to test for the coronavirus at a drive-through screening center in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)
A health worker taking a swab at coronavirus drive-through checkpoint
in Cairo "AP

Last week, I took a small vacation in the North Coast with my family where if it were not for those daily updates, I would not have known that there are still coronavirus cases in the world. The people forgot all about it. They forgot all about social distancing and the importance of wearing masks.

Regionally, it seems that the coronavirus is making a comeback in several countries whether in Iraq or Jordan or the Gulf where the poor migrants are still the primary victims of the virus and its spread.

Lebanon is witnessing an increase in the case considering we got hundreds of thousands with no home and a medical sector that is suffering economically.

Several countries in the region have opened the door for the public for clinical trials of coronavirus vaccines in cooperation with other countries above them China like in Egypt, UAE and Bahrain.

Anyhow enough of the talk here is our live blog widget for all coronavirus updates for the upcoming fortnight

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