Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed announced, on Sunday, that a medical delegation has been dispatched to Chad that will follow up on work providing Virus C treatment in the African country.
The delegation was dispatched as part of an initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to treat one million Africans with Virus C.
Khaled Megahed, Spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Health, said that the delegation began its visit with an inspection of Virus C testing areas for citizens. These include 20 stations devoted to testing for the disease, with another station to be set up where citizens can receive PCR tests for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to the ministry, 15,441 Chadians have so far been tested for Virus C, with infection rates decreasing to 715 patients out of the total number of citizens who were examined.
The statement added that a shipment of medicines and preventive supplies has been sent to Chad, including medicines for treating Virus C and Virus B. Personal protective equipment (PPE) were also sent as part of the shipment, to help Chad combat the coronavirus.