Sisi’s health advisor warns of new wave of COVID-19 infections

The official urged citizens to follow precautionary measures to prevent further worsening Egypt’s caseload. (File/AFP)
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Updated 09 October 2020

Sisi’s health advisor warns of new wave of COVID-19 infections

  • Egypt has around 104,000 cases of the virus

DUBAI: Egypt is seeing a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic with daily infections continuing to rise, health advisor to the Egyptian president has warned, national daily Egypt Today reported.
Mohamed Awad, who was speaking on national television, urged citizens to follow precautionary measures to prevent further worsening Egypt’s caseload, which stood at around 104,000 on Friday.
The presidential advisor added the Ministry of Health’s figures “should not be questioned,” and that “it’s not in anyone’s interest to conceal anything related to the virus.”


UN Libya envoy ‘quite optimistic’ on ceasefire prospects

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UN Libya envoy ‘quite optimistic’ on ceasefire prospects

  • The UN’s Libya envoy said Wednesday she was 'quite optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

GENEVA: The UN’s Libya envoy said Wednesday she was “quite optimistic” about the prospects of talks in Geneva between the two warring factions producing a ceasefire.
“I’m qute optimistic... there is an air of seriousness and commitment,” Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), told a press conference, after the sides agreed to open internal land and air routes.