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Thursday, 19 March 2020

It was wall-to-wall covid-19 coverage on the airwaves last night

The first order of the night: The daily covid-19 update. Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan reviewed the Health Ministry’s daily statement on covid-19 cases, which rose to 210 yesterday after 12 Egyptians and two foreigners tested positive for the virus. Of the total number of cases discovered since the virus entered the country, 40 have now tested negative and 28 have fully recovered (watch, runtime: 1:39). Min Masr’s Amr Khalil also covered the statement (watch, runtime: 2:01).

Egypt following WHO’s recommendations -Zayed: Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal covered Hala Zayed’s meeting with the cabinet, during which she confirmed that Egypt has now received 27k rapid detectors and will obtain another 75k soon, she said, adding that the ministry will screen all travelers returning from Umrah and request that they self-isolate. Tourism workers in hotspots such as Luxor, Aswan and South Sinai will not be able to travel out of their homes for 14 days as a precautionary measure, she said (watch, runtime: 0:44) (watch, runtime: 0:51). Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan also covered Zayed’s statement to the cabinet (watch, runtime: 1:22).

Interview with WHO advisor: Min Masr’s Amr Khalil spoke with WHO advisor Maha Al-Rabat who said that the global health body allows each country to take precautionary measures specific to their circumstances (watch, runtime: 10:12).

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