German tourist dies of coronavirus in Egypt

A German citizen died of the novel coronavirus in an Egyptian tourist resort on Sunday, the Egyptian Health Ministry said, the first death from the epidemic reported in Africa.

“The 60-year-old German citizen showed symptoms of a fever (and) checked into Hurghada hospital on 6 March,” before testing positive for the COVID-19 illness, it said in a statement.

“He died on Sunday March 8,” it said.


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