What is the possibility of infiltrating the Indian Corona strain into Egypt?

In response to the fears of the Indian strain infiltrating his country, the head of the Central Administration for Preventive Medicine Affairs in the Egyptian Ministry of Health, Mohamed Abdel Fattah, told Sky News Arabia: “The central laboratories are carrying out surveillance work for analyzes and examinations to monitor the genetic sequence of the virus, but the Indian strain has not been monitored in Egypt”.

He warned that, “all Strains Corona recognized so far is still responsive to treatment and vaccinations, and there is nothing to worry about. ”

He added, “No country is far from another, but so far the presence of the Indian race has not been detected in Egypt.”

The spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, also confirmed that “Indian dynasty “Or others, which have not been proven by evidence that they are the most deadly, but they may be more widespread, but in any case, we are keen to prevent the spread, which is the basis.”

At the same time, he acknowledged the increase in cases of “Corona”In Egypt, compared to the past two weeks, which requires an increase in awareness campaigns of the necessary precautionary and preventive measures to limit the spread of the virus.

The World Health Organization announced, on Tuesday, that a copy Covid-19 The Indian mutant, which is suspected of plunging India into a major health crisis, has been spotted in “at least 17 countries.”

The organization said that version B.617.1, more widely known as the Indian mutant, had been detected in “at least 17 countries.”

In recent days, this modified version was observed in several European countries (Belgium, Switzerland, Greece and Italy).

Egypt’s willingness to rise in injuries?

And by asking about the epidemiological situation of a virus Corona In the country, he said the increases in infections are neither significant nor cause for concern, especially given the strength of the country’s health system.

In this regard, he revealed that “the occupancy rate in beds of various kinds in hospitals is about 45%, and there is a strategic stock of oxygen secured by more than 2 million and 200 thousand liters, and things are good.”

He also highlighted that the Ministry’s community communication teams the health Touring the provinces, to educate citizens about the danger of the virus and the necessary precautionary and preventive measures.

Lack of awareness and boredom

Regarding the demands of some of the government to tighten the application of penalties for violators of the precautionary measures, the official at the Ministry of Health said that awareness announcements are still continuing, and state agencies continue to close cafes, pickles and restaurants that violate the precautionary measures.

Abdel Fattah said that the increase in infections in the country is due to the lack of awareness of citizens and their feeling of boredom about the situation in light of the virus, in addition to the gatherings within a month Ramadan And holding wedding ceremonies and dear ones before Ramadan.

He warned that the lack of awareness of citizens pushes some of those who have some symptoms to go to pharmacies and take medicines without knowing the controls of home isolation, in addition to the delay in the arrival of cases infected with Corona to hospitals.

Most widespread not deadly

In turn, the spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, said that it is possible for any strain to spread, and the Indian or other strain has not been proven by evidence that it is the most deadly, but it may be more widespread, and therefore we are keen to prevent the spread, which is the basis.

He stressed that “the situation is not a cause for concern, but rather for the introduction of more awareness-raising measures.”

Abdel Ghaffar admitted that there is an increase in the number of people infected with Coronavirus, compared to the past two weeks, but it cannot be judged whether Egypt is at its peak The third wave Or at the beginning or at the end.

We expected infections to increase

Abd al-Ghaffar, who is also the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of University Hospitals, affirmed that “whether or not the increase in injuries is related to the citizens’ commitment to precautionary measures, not going out except for necessity, lack of crowding, avoiding gatherings, and the obligation to wear The gag.

In explaining the increase in Corona cases, Abdul Ghaffar said: “We expected a month ago Ramadan An increase in injuries due to social gatherings and gatherings and crowding in the markets, which will increase the infection rates.

He added: “The high number of infections anywhere in the world is related to human behavior, because Corona is a disease transmitted by droplets,” according to the official spokesperson for the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education.

And about the role assigned to the government at the present time to reduce Corona outbreak Abd al-Ghaffar said: “During the current period, it is required to intensify information campaigns related to awareness-raising and to invite citizens to receive the vaccine for its effectiveness.

Awareness campaigns for the Doctors Syndicate

The General Syndicate of Doctors in Egypt announced today, Thursday, the launch of an awareness campaign for citizens about the seriousness of Corona and the factors of its spread, especially with the presence of vacations for several consecutive days in Egypt, which some may consider an opportunity for gatherings and intentions, going out to malls and traveling between governorates, which threatens an increase The number of injuries.

The union explained that the launch of the campaign came after the spread of the virus and the increase in infections, whether in doctors or citizens, calling on everyone to adhere to preventive measures during the coming days of wearing the muzzle and social distancing, and taking care to take The vaccine At the earliest.

It is referred to as Dr. Khaled Mujahid The Assistant Minister of Health and Population for Information and Awareness, and the official spokesperson for the ministry, said that 1,011 new cases were recorded in Corona, and 51 new cases died on Wednesday.

Mujahid stated that the total number that was registered in Egypt with the new Corona virus until Wednesday, is 225,528, including 169,308 cases that have been cured, and 13219 deaths.
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