Egypt senior military officer dies of COVID-19

Egypt’s military says a senior officer died today, following his infection from the coronavirus.

The military says in a statement that Major General Khaled Shaltout was infected while participating in sterilization which the military has been carrying out across the country.

The military says it has sterilized and disinfected public institutions and several squares in the capital, Cairo, and other cities, to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Shaltout was the highest official infected by the virus to date in Egypt, which has around 300 cases and 10 deaths.

— AP

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