Egypt arrests doctor for refusing to treat coronavirus patient

London, March 20, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Egyptian authorities have arrested a doctor at a Cairo hospital for inciting medical staff to abstain from treating suspected coronavirus cases


The junior physician was alleged to have created a Facebook page to “incite doctors and medical staff to refrain from joining teams checking cases infected with the coronavirus,” a leading Egyptian online portal, Ahram reports

File photo: Egypt’s health minister Hala Zayed and a medical team at Cairo international airport during receiving the Egyptian returnees from Wuhan last month (Ahram)Earlier this month, authorities arrested several people over charges of “spreading rumours” about the coronavirus.

Egypt has 210 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 53 foreigners.

The country has so far registered six coronavirus-related deaths, three of whom are foreign nationals.
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