The press release by the Egypt State Information Service confirms that they demanded an apology from the Guardian and New York Times bureaus.
A letter by SIS to The New York Times Bureau stated that it was misconduct by their correspondent Declan Walsh to post a thread of tweets that promoted incorrect figures of new coronavirus infections in Egypt. It asked the correspondent to publish an apology tweet and also issued a warning.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.