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At least two army generals have died of coronavirus in Egypt in less than 24 hours, local media reported on Monday. 

According to Youm 7 daily, which is known for being close to the Egyptian regime, Maj. Gen. Shafia Abdel Halim Dawood was the second senior army officer, who died of the coronavirus.

Earlier, Al-Ahram daily reported that another army officer, identified as Maj. Gen. Khaled Shaltout, who was taking part in countrywide sterilization operation, died due to the coronavirus.

Cairo’s Health Ministry said Sunday that four more people have died from the coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll

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