Egypt’s coronavirus cases rise by 39 to 495, three new deaths

Egypt has recorded 39 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Thursday, raising its total number to 495.

Among the new cases were a Libyan citizen, the ministry added.

The ministry also confirmed three new deaths from the flu-like disease, bringing the number of fatalities to 24.

The new fatalities were a 60-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man and they all were living in Cairo, according to health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed.

The total number of people recovered from the disease rose to 102, Megahed said.

On Tuesday, Egypt declared a two-week night-time curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting from Wednesday to control the spread of the virus. The country’s prime minister said those who violate the measure would be punished under emergency laws, facing fines of up to 4,000 Egyptian pounds ($255) or prison.