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Monday, 26 April 2021

Egypt national football coach Hossam El Badry has covid

The Health Ministry reported 953 new covid-19 infections yesterday, up from 912 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 222,523 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 51 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 13,049.

Egypt’s national soccer team coach Hossam El Badry has tested positive for covid-19 after his daughter contracted the virus earlier this month, the Egyptian Football Association said in a statement. The Associated Press also covered the story.


  • US vows medical aid for India: The US will send medical and protective equipment as well as raw materials required for covid-19 vaccines to India as it grapples with an unprecedented swell in covid cases. (See tweets here and here.)
  • American pharma firms are playing the Russia card in a bid to keep their covid vaccine patents: US vaccine makers have warned US officials in closed meetings that Russia and China may get hold of their newly-developed mRNA technology if the government goes ahead and temporarily waives intellectual property rights for covid-19 jabs, the Financial Times reports.

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