Head of Egypt’s electoral commission dies of COVID-19

The Head of Egypt’s electoral commission, Lashin Ibrahim, on Friday died due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, state media have reported.
Mr Ibrahim, a senior judge, headed the National Election Authority since 2017, overseeing Egypt’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

He had tested positive for the virus 20 days ago, state-run portal al-Ahram Online reported.

Mr Ibrahim was last seen in public on Dec. 14, when he announced the final results of Egypt’s legislative polls, state-run newspaper Akhbar al-Youm reported online.

The electoral commission has confirmed his death.

The heads of Egypt’s two houses of parliament mourned Mr Ibrahim, who was also a deputy chief judge of Egypt’s top court, Akhbar al-Youm said.

Egypt has seen a spike in virus infections in recent weeks, prompting the government to ban New Year’s celebrations.

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Health authorities in Egypt on Thursday reported 1,021 new virus cases, Egypt’s highest recorded daily rate in months.

The country of more than 100 million people has registered so far a total of 128,993 cases, resulting in 7,260 deaths. (dpa / NAN)

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