Zayed: The tightening of precautionary measures, especially wearing masks, had the most effect on the decrease in the number of HIV infections
Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, during the meeting of the Supreme Committee for the Management of the Coronavirus Crisis, presented a report dealing with the results of a comparison between the first and second wave of the emerging corona virus, with regard to the rate of infections and deaths, as the minister confirmed that the comparison revealed an increase in the number of infections during the wave The first of the pandemic, coinciding with the month of Ramadan 2020, especially in the second week of the holy month, and this was followed by an increase in the number of deaths in the third week of the holy month, indicating in this regard the need to maintain social distancing measures and wear masks in anticipation of the coming period, and not to allow With indoor gatherings.
And she said that the strictness in taking precautionary measures, especially wearing masks, was the most effective measure that affected the decrease in the numbers of Coronavirus infections during the first wave, compared to other precautionary measures that were taken in March 2020, such as the closure of schools, the flight ban, and the partial curfew, which is what These measures are to be enforced.
The Minister of Health presented to the Supreme Committee a number of recommendations related to safe practices during the month of Ramadan to limit the spread of the Corona virus, with regard to mosques, the Ministry recommended adhering to the physical distance between the attendees when sitting and standing, and determining fixed places for prayer, while regulating the number and flow of Prime Time Zone when attending and leaving Among the places of worship, as well as disinfecting mosques with disinfectants between each prayer and the next, closing all water coolers in mosques, in addition to the necessity to wear a muzzle, bring a special prayer rug, and not accompany children, and the elderly and Prime Time Zone with chronic diseases are also advised to pray at home.
During the meeting, the minister also reviewed the position of receiving vaccines at the level of Egypt and the world, as well as the position of providing and manufacturing Corona virus vaccines in Egypt, noting that starting from tomorrow, about 854 thousand doses are expected to arrive, through cooperation with the dry “Covax”.
With regard to the developments of the clinical situation of the emerging corona virus, the minister indicated that there are new symptoms that may appear on a Corona virus patient, including severe inflammation of the eye membrane, and the spread of a rash, in addition to the sense of hearing affected, the occurrence of pain and palpitations, as well as fatigue and severe pain in the body In addition to a headache.
The article The Minister of Health: Egypt receives 854 thousand doses of the “Corona” vaccine, starting from tomorrow, it was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.