COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt

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COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt

The COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt (pronunciation: /koʊvɪd naɪnˈtiːn pændɪmɪk ɪn ˈiːdʒɪpt/) refers to the ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The first confirmed case in Egypt was announced on 14 February 2020.

Etymology

The term "COVID-19" is derived from "Coronavirus Disease 2019". The disease is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, which is short for "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2". The name reflects the genetic relation to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak in 2003.

Timeline

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt was confirmed on 14 February 2020. As of 2021, Egypt has reported over 150,000 confirmed cases and over 8,000 deaths.

Government response

The Government of Egypt has implemented several measures to prevent the spread of the virus, including travel restrictions, school closures, and public gathering bans.

Healthcare system

Egypt's healthcare system has been significantly challenged by the pandemic, with hospitals and healthcare workers under immense pressure.

Economic impact

The pandemic has had a significant impact on Egypt's economy, with tourism, one of the country's main economic sectors, particularly affected.

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