At a time when the Egyptian Ministry of Health talks about a decline in the infection rate of the new Corona virus, the virus has escalated its attacks on the newly elected Egyptian Parliament, which lost 5 of its deputies within less than 3 months due to their infection with the virus.
The last victim was the head of the National Defense and Security Committee in the Council, Major General Kamal Amer, who previously held the position of Commander of the Third Field Army and Director of Military Intelligence, and worked as governor for both Marsa Matrouh and Aswan.
Last month, the parliament lost, Major General Saad al-Jamal, a member of Parliament and the honorary president of what is known as the “Support Egypt Coalition”. Earlier, Dr. Gamal Hajjaj lost the parliament’s membership winner for Benha district in Qalyubia governorate, and Representative Fawzi Ismail Youssef, the winner’s boy from the Aja district in Dakahlia And Major General Hassan Eid, the winner of the Watan Future Party, Suez Governorate.
The death of MP Kamal Amer, head of the Defense and National Security Committee!
A third person dies, but the parliament still says, Hadi, other than the candidates who died!
May God have mercy on everyone, but this is a poor parliament.
– Selim Azzouz (@ selimazouz1) March 4, 2021
Announcing the death of the Egyptian Member of Parliament, Major General Kamal Amer, Chairman of the Defense and National Security Committee, and the former Director of Military Intelligence. This is the twenty-fourth member whose death is announced in the first year, and a few months after announcing his victory in the parliamentary elections, which has not happened on the date of Parliament!
– Jamal Sultan (mal GamalSultan1) March 4, 2021
Parliament Speaker criticizes MPs
The House of Representatives is also suffering from a number of infections with the Corona virus, the most recent of which was the infection of the MP and the Egyptian writer close to the regime, Farida Shobashi, who presided over the opening session of the Council, and Representative Sulaf Hussein Darwish, deputy of the Council’s Manpower Committee, at a time when media reports spoke of the presence of injuries among many Of the various committee members being kept secret.
Earlier, Parliament Speaker Hanafi Jabali criticized the failure of a number of members to take precautionary measures to confront the Corona virus, during a session during which the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani presented the ministry’s position on implementing the government program, during which the representatives gathered around the minister.
“I find a number of MPs are not committed to wearing the muzzle, and this is unacceptable,” Jabali said in statements published by the Egyptian government newspaper, Al-Ahram. The Speaker of Parliament called for the members to adhere to measures to confront Corona, and asked them to return and wear the mask to confront the “damn epidemic,” as he described it.
Respirators are a condition of entering Parliament
In turn, the General Secretariat of the House of Representatives stressed the need to adhere to wearing a mask before entering the gates of the Council, which reconvenes through public sessions on March 14th.
The General Secretariat announced that wearing masks would be a condition for entry from the council’s external gates, and said in a message that was sent to the deputies, “Within the framework of preventive and precautionary measures to confront the virus, we would like to note that it will not be allowed to enter from the external gates of the Council without wearing a muzzle.”
Questioning the Egyptian numbers
For its part, the Ministry of Health and Population announced the registration of 581 new infections with the Coronavirus yesterday, in addition to 41 new deaths, bringing the total number of official infected people to more than 186,000 cases, while the number of deaths approached 11,000 deaths.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health has faced many criticisms because of its performance in facing the Corona virus since the beginning of the crisis, amid skepticism by observers of the health situation in Egypt regarding the official numbers announced by the Ministry of Health in its daily data compared to the real numbers, especially in light of the recurrent crises that hospitals suffer, including The lack of vacancies in the intensive care rooms and the frequent low oxygen stocks in a number of hospitals.
Earlier, Dr. Rana Al-Hajjah, Director of Programs Department in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization called for a “review” of the numbers of infections and deaths with the Coronavirus in Egypt, and said in statements to the Egyptian “DMC” channel that the data issued From Egypt regarding Corona, it needs to be reviewed because it depends on the percentage of examinations that are carried out in the Ministry of Health, indicating that the correct data must include the method and quantity of examinations that are carried out, and whether it is from all laboratories or from the Ministry of Health only, especially since the Ministry announced that it is not All patients are examined.