Former deputy chief judge of a top court in Egypt, Mr Lashin Ibrahim has died of dreaded COVID-19 disease.
Naija News understands that the serving head of the country’s National Electoral Commission died a few days after contracting Coronavirus disease.
Dpa reports that Ibrahim had tested positive for the novel virus 20 days ago. This online news platform understands that the deceased had served as Egypt’s electoral commission head since 2017.
Reports revealed that Ibrahim’s last public appearance was on December 14, when he announced Egypt’s legislative polls results. The country’s electoral commission and heads of Egypt’s two houses of parliament have registered their sadness on the demise of the public office holder.
Naija News understands that Egypt has recorded nearly 130,000 cases and 7,260 deaths of COVID-19 since its outbreak in the country.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening, 24th December 2020, confirmed 1,041 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.