Egypt confirms 33 new cases of coronavirus on Nile cruise ship

Twelve new cases of coronavirus registered on a Nile cruise ship are all asymptomatic, the health ministry and World Health Organization said in a joint statement on Friday.

The individuals are all Egyptian workers on the ship, which is heading to the southern city of Luxor, the statement said.

The country had until now diagnosed three people with the virus, one of whom it said had fully recovered after receiving treatment.