COVID-19 kills an en­tire Egyp­tian fam­ily af­ter a wed­ding

Health Min­istry says to­tal num­ber of recorded cases has reached 102,375

Arab News - - News Internatio­nal - Mo­hammed Abu Zaid Cairo

An Egyp­tian fam­ily died in Dami­etta gov­er­norate af­ter con­tract­ing COVID-19 at a rel­a­tive’s wed­ding.

The mother of the fam­ily re­turned home from her nephew’s wed­ding in­fected with the virus, and in turn in­fected her hus­band and two of her chil­dren be­fore she died.

On Aug. 26, pharmacist Mohamed Al-Fan­gari an­nounced that his mother’s death was due to the coro­n­avirus.

Ten days later, he re­vealed the death of his fa­ther, and three days later his brother also died from the virus.

Af­ter a few days, Al-Fan­gari an­nounced in­fected.

Egyp­tian me­dia later re­vealed that he died.

Be­fore his death, Al-Fan­gari

that he,

too, was shared sev­eral posts on his Face­book page about his fam­ily’s in­fec­tion with the virus, ask­ing peo­ple not to bully COVID-19 pa­tients. “We are all con­fi­dent in God’s abil­ity, mercy and jus­tice, and are sat­is­fied with his judg­ment,” he said on his Face­book ac­count. “From the be­gin­ning of the coro­n­avirus cri­sis in Fe­bru­ary, I have not shied away from my re­spon­si­bil­ity in front of peo­ple, and I have not been neg­li­gent with knowl­edge, ad­vice, or ma­te­rial or moral as­sis­tance,” he said.

“I swear we have been quar­an­tined in our house since the be­gin­ning of March. The only time my mother went out was af­ter the Eid for her nephew’s wed­ding. She got in­fected from one of her rel­a­tives there, and then the in­fec­tion was trans­mit­ted to a large num­ber of fam­ily mem­bers.”

His friends and the peo­ple of Dami­etta bade farewell to AlFan­gari by spread­ing con­do­lences

and prayers on so­cial me­dia.

The num­ber of new daily coro­n­avirus cases is fall­ing Egypt, ac­cord­ing to gov­ern­ment state­ments.

On Wed­nes­day, the Egyp­tian Min­istry of Health and Pop­u­la­tion re­ported 121 new coro­n­avirus cases and 16 deaths.

The min­istry said the to­tal num­ber of recorded coro­n­avirus cases had reached 102,375, with 91,843 re­cov­er­ies and 5,822 deaths.

AFP

A med­i­cal worker checks blood do­nated from a per­son who re­cov­ered from COVID-19, at the Na­tional Blood Trans­fu­sion Cen­ter in Cairo.

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