At least three Egyptian doctors died have of COVID-19, and 43 others infected, since the spread of the pandemic in the country, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate (EMS) revealed on Saturday.
“Two of the three deceased doctors died from community-based infection away from work,” the EMS pointed out in a statement.
“The syndicate instructs all doctors to maintain putting on necessary protective wear and never start work without them,” the Egyptian doctors’ syndicate urged.
On Saturday, the family of a female doctor who had died of the coronavirus faced problems villagers protested her burial due to concerns about the spread of the virus, lead to police intervention.
Since Friday night, Egypt has confirmed total 1,794 cases infected with the novel coronavirus, including 135 deaths and 384 recoveries.
Over the past few weeks, Egypt has been disinfecting hospitals, government offices, public means of transport, hotels and archeological sites over COVID-19 concerns.
The country is currently implementing a nationwide 10-hour nighttime curfew for two weeks until April 23.