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Egypt Is Arresting Doctors Who Raise Alarms Over Coronavirus Approach


The healthcare workers complained about a lack of hospital protective gear, criticized the state’s response to the pandemic or reported Covid-19 cases without authorization

Egyptian authorities have arrested at least nine doctors and other medical personnel who are speaking out about the deaths of frontline healthcare workers as the country wrestles with a surge in coronavirus cases and tries to reopen its struggling economy.

Since March, Egyptian security forces have detained the healthcare professionals for complaining about a lack of protective gear in hospitals; criticizing the government’s response to the virus; or reporting coronavirus cases without authorization, according ...


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