Egypt should remain cautious despite successfully reducing the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, according to Dr Sherif Wadiea, Adviser to the Minister of Health for Emergency and Urgent Care.
The country has seen a notable decline in the number of daily cases over the past 10 days.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health reported 929 new coronavirus cases, and 73 new deaths. The country’s total number of confirmed cases reached 83,930cases, with 4,008 fatalities. A total of 25,544 cases have recovered and been discharged from quarantine facilities at hospitals.
In televised statements on Tuesday, Wadiea added that this success indicates Egypt’s medical system is on the right path. He noted, however, that caution and a continued commitment to the state-implemented precautionary measures should remain in place, to avoid resurgence in new infections.
Wadiea said that combating the infection is based on finding a successful vaccine or cure for the virus.
He added that a second wave of infections could be due to some citizens who ignore the precautionary measures due to their feeling safe.
Wadiea pointed out that all viruses have second waves, and that it is possible for a second wave of the coronavirus to occur.
Meanwhile, Dr Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, the President’s Adviser for Health Affairs, said on Tuesday that despite the recent decline in Egypt’s daily infections, social distancing and wearing masks remain important.