Published: 2023-01-29 15:28
Last Updated: 2023-06-08 00:23
Egyptian authorities announced Sunday the detection of a new, rapidly-spreading variant of the coronavirus.
Hossam Hosni, head of Egypt’s Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus, said that the variant was detected a few months ago. It only affects the upper respiratory tract, Hosni said.
He also denied rumors that antibiotic injections were causing deaths.
Hosni argued that such injections are important for combating respiratory illnesses, but must be taken under medical supervision and that patients should have an allergy test to ensure that they will not have a dangerous reaction to the medication.