Isolation hospitals in Egypt to reopen for second wave of coronavirus

Coronavirus isolation hospitals in Egypt will reopen this week in preparation of a second wave of the virus that could possibly hit the country harder than the first wave, according to a senior official.

Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed held a meeting with fever hospital managers and told them to be prepared for an increase in coronavirus cases, manager of Al-Nagila hospital Mohamed Taleb further told DMC TV on Sunday.

Al-Nagila, which is located in Marsa Matrouh, was the first hospital to be assigned as a virus quarantine facility in Egypt in mid-February when the first case was reported in the country.

Al-Nagila Hospital returned to operating as a coronavirus (Covid-19) isolation facility three days ago, and that there is currently a moderate number of coronavirus patients receiving treatment at the hospital, Taleb added.

On Monday, Minister Hala Zayed also held another meeting via video conference with the managers of fever hospitals across the country on Sunday to check on the work in the hospitals.

Zayed praised the efforts of the medical teams in fighting the pandemic during the meeting.