Egypt Watch

21 quarantine hospitals to reopen amid fears of a possible second COVID-19 wave

Twenty-one coronavirus quarantine hospitals are set to reopen this week in anticipation of a possible second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19). Experts warned that the second wave of coronavirus could hit the country harder than the first wave, said al-Nagila’s hospital manager Mohamed Taleb. Minister of Health Hala Zayed held a meeting with fever hospital managers and told them to be ready for a surge in coronavirus cases.

Taleb said that al-Nagila Hospital returned to operating as a coronavirus quarantine facility three days ago. He added and that there is currently a moderate number of coronavirus patients receiving treatment at the hospital. Located in Marsa Matrouh al-Nagila Hospital was the first hospital to be assigned as a coronavirus quarantine facility in Egypt in mid-February.

In addition to al-Nagila, the Egyptian authorities have put 20 hospitals back in quarantine, and these hospitals included:

  1. Cairo: May 15 Hospital.
  2. Giza: Agouza Hospital and Hammadia Hospital.
  3. Alexandria: al-Agamy Hospital.
  4. Ismailia: Abu Khalifa Hospital.
  5. Dakahlia: Tami al-Amdid Hospital.
  6. Eastern: Faqous Hospital.
  7. Qalyubia: Qaha Hospital.
  8. Kafr el-Sheikh: Baltim Hospital.
  9. Menoufia: al-Bagour Hospital.
  10. Beheira: Kafr el-Dawar Hospital.
  11. Beni Suef: Nasser General Hospital.
  12. Faiyum:  Fayoum Health Insurance Hospital
  13. Minya: Mallawi Hospital.
  14. Assiut: Abu Tig Hospital.
  15. Sohag: Hilal Sohag Health Insurance Hospital.
  16. Luxor: Adissat Hospital.
  17. Aswan: Sadaka Hospital.
  18. Marsa Matrouh: al-Nagila Hospital.
  19. The New Valley: Kharga Hospital.
  20. The Red Sea: Fever Hurghada Hospital.

Last week, Jihan Assal, the deputy chairman of the scientific committee formed to fight coronavirus, announced that isolation hospitals were closed due to the decline in the number of cases over the past three weeks.

Egypt has recorded 95,834 cases of coronavirus, including 54,888 fully recovered patients, and 5,039 deaths.