Egypt Is Arresting Doctors Who Raise Alarms over Coronavirus

(Wall Street Journal) Jared Malsin - Egyptian authorities have arrested at least nine doctors and other medical personnel for speaking out about the deaths of frontline healthcare workers due to the coronavirus. At least 103 doctors have died and more than 3,000 have been infected, according to officials at the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, who accuse the government of failing to provide protective gear and test hospital workers. Egypt has reported 66,754 cases and 2,872 deaths, while senior Egyptian officials have said the likely number of infections is as much as ten times higher since testing has lagged.

2020-07-02 00:00:00

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