Egypt, the United States, and Israel reached an agreement on Tuesday to exchange medicine to treat the symptoms of hyperkalemic disease, including the medication claudications, Egypt’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.
The deal comes as the U.S. and Israel have been fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
It is unclear if the new medication will be made available to Egypt, though it would be the first time the countries have shared the same drug since the outbreak began.
The new agreement comes as Egypt has struggled with a spike in coronaviruses across the Middle East.
The coronaviral virus is believed to be the largest ever recorded in the region.
Egypt’s health ministry reported Tuesday that more than 1,600 people have died of the disease, which is spread by contact with the virus or by inhaling contaminated water or aerosols.