Egypt said it would shut down all schools and universities to fight the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus as the country continues to register more cases.
On Friday Cairo announced the suspension of flights to and from Khartoum following a decision taken by the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority, Arabi21.com reported.
Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health announced that they are jointly taking a ‘precautionary decision’ to close City International School in Zamalek and impose self-isolation on the students and teachers for 14 days, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s cabinet.
Egypt’s minister of religious affairs has been ridiculed after alleging that the Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to spread the coronavirus among members of the armed forces, police, judiciary, and media.
Four human rights groups yesterday calling on Egypt to release prisoners and take needed measures in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in prisons, Arabi21 reported.
Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor has witnessed a semi-lockdown since Monday as tours of monuments, cultural events and balloon trips were cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Egypt’s cabinet media center said on Wednesday that it has designated two numbers on the mobile call and messaging application WhatsApp for citizens to report “rumors” about the novel coronavirus, warning that those who spread false information about COVID-19 online could face legal measures under the penal code and cybercrime …
Egyptian authorities yesterday said visits to all prisons would be suspended for ten days starting Tuesday “in the interest of public health and the safety of the inmates after an increase in the number of Coronavirus infection cases.”
A cruise ship on Egypt’s Nile River with over 150 tourists and local crew was put under quarantine on Saturday in the southern city of Luxor, as 45 people on board tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said.
Minister of State for Information Minister Osama Heikal has stressed that the Egyptian government is dealing with the global spread of coronavirus with full transparency.