During April 2020, many countries in Europe suffered its first wave of infections with Covid-19 recording and increasingly high numbers of infections and deaths. The MENA region, on the other hand, had reported small numbers both for Covid-19 infections and death tolls. Several factors may have contributed to reducing the impact of the disease in the Middle East. This research blog discusses the factors that may have led to reducing the effect of the virus on the region, and in doing so, it uses Egypt as a case study. Demographic factors, public health interventions governments responses and geography of the region, among other factors, may have all played a part in reducing the death tolls as discussed in this blog post.
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