CAIRO: Egypt has warned of a second wave of coronavirus in the country following a recent spike in infections.
The warning dashes hopes of an end to the outbreak after a promising drop in case numbers over the past week.
On Monday, the Egyptian Ministry of Health reported 174 new cases and 26 new deaths from the disease, a consecutive day-by-day increase.
Many fear a second wave, especially as health precautions and face mask guidelines are being ignored. Malls, cafes, restaurants and beaches are witnessing huge crowding across the country.