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After spike in infections among medical staff, doctors halt work at recently designated quarantine site until demands met
"Swabs are only for those who’ll work. If you’re not going to work, go home."
After doctors blame administration for COVID-19 clusters at hospitals, Health Ministry circulates new procedures in internal memo
The index case for the latter two hospitals is still unknown
What does the coronavirus pandemic tell us about Egypt’s healthcare system?
Rana Mamdouh | After this crisis, the state must reevaluate the healthcare budget and wages for doctors and nurses
Expect higher COVID-19 numbers, but don’t be alarmed, PM Madbuly says
Madbuly also urged that construction operations continue at “maximum capacity” at "all sites."
In her hands: the work of a hospital janitor during a pandemic
Rana Mamdouh | For 12 years, Um Atef, 57, has worked six days a week in the ICU from 8 am to 6 pm
After years of siege and war, Gaza ill-equipped to handle coronavirus outbreak
Sharif Abdel Kouddous | Gaza is one of the world’s most densely populated areas making proper quarantine a daunting prospect
On the frontlines of COVID-19: Chronicles of a head nurse
Rana Mamdouh | “We’re all at risk and we have to work. We’re not gonna let people die.”
COVID 19 and mental health: A Q&A with psychiatrist Mostafa Hussein
Yasmin El-Rifae | We call it “social isolation,” but we should actually think of it as “physical” isolation only.
Haunted by infection: Egypt’s doctors face COVID-19 without protective equipment
Beesan Kassab | At least 26 medical practitioners reportedly have contracted the coronavirus so far.
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