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Egypt reports 12 new coronavirus cases on a cruise boat

By Mutala Yakubu

Egypt's health ministry has announced 12 more cases of people carrying the coronavirus in the country.

They were passengers on a cruise on the River Nile heading to the southern city of Aswan from Luxor, state TV reports.

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Egypt was the first country in Africa to report cases of the coronavirus. It had previously confirmed three cases, with one fully recovered after treatment.