Egypt's reshuffled cabinet will not be sworn in until Prime Minister Essam Sharaf recovers from a drop in blood pressure and returns to work, cabinet sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The ministers were supposed to take the oath of office on Monday but the ceremony was delayed when Sharaf was taken to hospital.
According to the source, Sharaf may return by the end of this week.
Meanwhile, a government spokesman on Tuesday denied reports about the resignation of Sharaf. The spokesman stressed that the prime minister will rest in the upcoming days following an advice from his doctors after passing a full medical check up last night. The spokesman said: "The condition of Dr. Sharaf's health is stable and reassuring," adding that the Prime Minister will continue his consultations to complete the reshuffle of the cabinet.