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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

A doctor arrested after writing an article about Egypt’s fragile health system. A pharmacist picked up from work after posting online about a shortage of protective gear. An editor taken from his home after questioning official coronavirus figures. A pregnant doctor arrested after a colleague used her phone to report …

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Coronavirus in Sinai: Fear and negligence as cases rise. Governor: ‘Expected and not disturbing’

June 22, 2020 – Residents of North Sinai have been living in anxiety over the past few weeks as there was a sudden surge in the number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recorded in the governorate’s two biggest cities: Arish and Bir al-Abd. The anxiety has been …

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Amnesty condemns Egypt over detention of medics criticising coronavirus response

Amnesty International has called on the Egyptian government to immediately stop its persecution of healthcare workers who have been jailed just for speaking out against the disastrous lack of protection for doctor and nurses battling the coronavirus.

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