Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this interview in Egyptian People: The people of Egypt dialogue director of epidemiology for the health uncover the truth of Corona virus. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Dr. Samir Rifai Director of the Epidemiology Unit and surveillance at the Ministry of Health, said that there is still no confirmed cases infected with "Corona", pointing out that the Ministry of Health since the announcement of the emergence of the disease even conducted a screening approximately 9500 sample suspicion of the disease was confirmed that all the samples are negative and disease-free with the exception of one case of an engineer at the age of 28 years is coming from Saudi Arabia.
He said in his interview for "the people of Egypt," he once suspected it was carried out the necessary tests, was detained in Sadr hospital, and the family to visit him through the glass insulator.
And to the text of the interview ..
First of all, what the severity of the disease?
The danger of the disease in that the cases are exposed to infection so far are suffering from chronic diseases, as well as cases that are mixed with wounded.
whether the virus threatens Egypt?
Egypt is more country, which may be exposed to the risk of "Corona", although it has not yet hurt him only one case, but the danger lies in that Egypt has nearly 2.5 million citizen employment in Saudi Arabia as well as more of the country from which the performers for Hajj and Umrah.
What are the measures taken by the Ministry of Health to confront this danger?
There are procedures for disease surveillance and tracking of cases of patients suffering from flu, also conducts ministry examinations comprehensive on all arrivals from Saudi Arabia and overseas samples and cases that were suspected them are isolated in hospital diets or chest;, as well as be given to educate travelers about the definition of the disease and how it is spread and ways to prevention as well as giving guidance to passengers during the performance of Umrah.
and the cost of these tests?
The cost of testing a sample of emergency departments in 1000 pounds[US$140].