The Ministry of Health and Population stressed the need to follow some guidelines for food hygiene and safety, noting at the same time a healthy way to store food.
Guidelines for food hygiene and safety, and a healthy way to store food👇 pic.twitter.com/wejKtHWXqz
The Ministry of Health and Population advised the citizens, through its official account on the social networking site “Twitter” to keep the hands, the kitchen and the utensils clean, in addition to washing fruits and vegetables well with running water and using a brush for vegetables and fruits with a soft shell or with washing well for a sufficient period to get rid of any impurities Or pesticide residue.
The Ministry of Health also advised separating raw foods, especially meat, from cooked foods, in addition to cooking food to get rid of microbes, as well as keeping food at safe temperatures, either below 5 degrees Celsius or above 60 degrees Celsius.
The Ministry of Health indicated that when purchasing food for storage, fresh food should be purchased and avoid canned and processed foods because they are health-threatening, adding: “You can have foods with high nutritional benefits for a long time without spoiling such as legumes like beans, lentils, and dry beans.”
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health and Population announced, on Thursday, that 407 people who had recovered from the Corona virus had been discharged from hospitals, after receiving the necessary medical care and recovering according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, bringing the total of those recovered from the virus to 19288 cases until Thursday.
She explained that 1485 new cases have been proven positive for laboratory analysis of the virus, as part of the surveillance, investigation and necessary examinations conducted by the Ministry in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, pointing to the death of 86 new cases.
She said that according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization issued on May 27, 2020, the disappearance of symptoms for 10 days of infection is an indication of the patient’s recovery from the Coronavirus.
She stated that the total number that was registered in Egypt with the new Corona virus until Thursday, is 71,299 cases, including 19,288 cases that have been cured, and 3,120 deaths.