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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Last night’s talk shows for Thursday, 21 May 2020

The only story of note on last night’s talk shows: An MP who recovered from covid-19 took shots at the Health Ministry.

Infected during a committee meeting? Rep. Sherine Farrag, who tested positive for the virus that causes covid-19 earlier this month, says she has recovered after receiving treatment at an isolation hospital. The MP told Sada El Balad’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 13:45) that she believes she was infected during a joint meeting of the House health and planning and budgeting committees and alleges the infection is widespread in the Health Minister’s office. She also criticized the ministry for recently enacted guidelines that instruct health workers not to get tested for the virus unless they show symptoms. The Medical Syndicate criticized the same guidelines as “dangerous” in a statement last week.

Farrag made similar allegations in an appearance on Wael El Ibrachy’s show on state television (watch, runtime 13:02).

The MP’s rounds of the talk shows were grist for the domestic press, state and independent alike. See coverage in Akhbar Al Youm | Youm7 | El Watan | Al Mal | Masrawy.

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