Egypt reports 488 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask withdraws money from an ATM at the Al Shohadaa "Martyrs" metro station as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19 in Cairo, Egypt, March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask withdraws money from an ATM at the Al Shohadaa “Martyrs” metro station as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19 in Cairo, Egypt, March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo

Egypt on Saturday reported 488 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 8,964 and the death toll to 514.

Khaled Megahed, spokesman for Egyptian Health Ministry, said in a statement that 57 coronavirus patients left hospitals in the past 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries in the country to 2,002.

All COVID-19 cases in Egypt receive necessary medical care in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, Megahed said.

Egypt extended a nationwide night-time curfew until the end of the holy month of Ramadan to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Egyptian government has recently started easing the anti-coronavirus restrictions by reopening some services and offices closed over the past six weeks.

As part of a “coexistence plan” to live with the pandemic, Egypt intends to maintain some precautionary measures while resuming certain economic activities