Egypt’s PM expresses condolences to COVID-19 victim’s family

Mostafa Madbouly
FILE - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Sunday expressed condolences to the family of a COVID-19 victim, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement.

Madbouly expressed his condolences during a phone call to the husband of the victim, a 64-year-old female doctor, a day after the victim’s burial triggered a protest among her villagers in Daqahlia province, northeast of the capital Cairo.

“I speak to you as an Egyptian citizen rather than a prime minister to offer my sincere condolences and apologize on behalf of all Egyptians for the shameful behavior of some residents of the village,” said Madbouly.

“Those who made a mistake will be held accountable by law,” he added.

The Egyptian prime minister expressed his and all Egyptians’ appreciation of the efforts and sacrifices made by Egyptian medics to combat the pandemic, describing them as “the first defense line.”

On Saturday, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate said that at least three Egyptian doctors died of COVID-19 and 43 others were infected with the virus since the pandemic appeared in the country.

Until Sunday night, Egypt has confirmed 2,065 COVID-19 cases including 159 deaths and 447 recoveries. Enditem

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