‘It’s a disaster’: Egypt’s doctors plead for more PPE and testing

Medics increasingly at odds with government that is urging citizens to ‘coexist’ with Covid-19

Egyptian doctors are increasingly at odds with their own government on the country’s coronavirus outbreak, pleading for protections and a full lockdown even as the authorities urge people to learn to “coexist” with Covid-19.

A wave of government propaganda has hailed healthcare workers as the “white army”, a reference to their white coats. But some of them told the Guardian they lacked protective equipment and were struggling to get vital tests for themselves and patients.

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