Total of 15 coronavirus cases confirmed in Egypt

An employee packs repiratory protective face masks on an assembly line at the Valmy protective mask manufacturer plant in Mably, central France, on February 28, 2020, amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. (AFP)

Egypt's health ministry said it registered 12 people carrying the coronavirus on a Nile cruise ship heading to the southern city of Luxor from Aswan, state television reported on Friday.

The country had until now diagnosed three people with the virus, bringing the total to 15, one of whom it said had fully recovered after receiving treatment.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57