Seven days after his arrival from Germany
Today, Sunday, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced the death of the first case of a German citizen from the emerging coronavirus (Covid 19).
Dr. Khaled Mujahid, adviser to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the official spokesperson of the ministry, said that the German citizen, aged 60 years, showed satisfactory symptoms of a high temperature when he arrived from Luxor Governorate to Hurghada, where he went to Hurghada General Hospital on the evening of his arrival Friday Last March 6, to receive medical care, the necessary tests were performed and the sample was taken, which was positive for the new Corona virus on Saturday, March 7, and was placed in intensive care because he suffers from respiratory failure caused by acute pneumonia, and refused to transfer to the designated isolation hospital, then She got worse His consciousness disorder occurred, and he died today, Sunday, March 8.
He pointed out that immediately the Ministry of Health and Population, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, took all necessary preventive measures, and the hospital was sterilized and disinfected.
Mujahid stressed that health regulations were addressed in Germany to investigate the situation and provide us with information, pointing out that the case did not stay in Egypt for only 7 days.