March 26, 2020 / 7:01 PM / 2 days ago

Egypt reports 39 new coronavirus cases, three deaths

A general view of an empty street with a mosque and a church, after night-time curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19 in Cairo, Egypt March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Thursday reported 39 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, the health ministry said in a statement, bringing the total number of infections to 495 including 24 fatalities.

The new cases are all Egyptians who were in contact with other patients, with the exception of one Libyan man. The three dead are all Egyptians from Cairo, a 30-year woman and two men aged 78 and 72 years.

The statement added that 102 of the people infected had recovered and been released from a quarantine hospital.

Egypt on Tuesday declared two-week a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Alex Richardson

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