Egypt reports lowest coronavirus daily figure since 3 May

A worker takes part in a cleaning and disinfection process at the Giza Plateau.
A worker takes part in a cleaning and disinfection process at the Giza Plateau.
Photo: Gehad Hamdy/dpa Photo by Gehad Hamdy/pictur

Egypt reported 321 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, the health ministry said, the lowest figure since 3 May.

In total, 94 078 Covid-19 cases have been reported in Egypt, of which 39 638 have recovered and 4 188 have died, including 31 on Friday, the ministry said in a statement late on Friday.

Egypt reopened resorts to foreign tourists on 1 July after tourism came to a halt in March under measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

But Egypt has not yet made it to a "safe list" of countries for resumption of non-essential travel to the European Union.

Tourism accounts for 5% of Egypt’s economic output, according to the government. The figure rises to as much as 15% if jobs indirectly related to the sector are included, analysts say.

Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, they are hugely overpaid.
45% - 3133 votes
No, shareholders already have a say in what they get paid.
30% - 2097 votes
The focus should be on what workers get paid - SA's minimum wage should be lifted.
26% - 1793 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
17.58
(-1.50)
ZAR/GBP
23.17
(-1.98)
ZAR/EUR
20.84
(-1.38)
ZAR/AUD
12.64
(-1.38)
ZAR/JPY
0.17
(-1.57)
Gold
2048.78
(+0.63)
Silver
27.80
(+3.53)
Platinum
972.00
(+0.85)
Brent Crude
45.33
(+1.67)
Palladium
2194.00
(+1.42)
All Share
58055.81
(+0.74)
Top 40
53726.83
(+0.84)
Financial 15
9974.01
(+0.45)
Industrial 25
76569.88
(+0.54)
Resource 10
60599.07
(+1.35)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo