CAIRO - 11 November 2019: Ministry of Health and Population introduced a smart tracking system to ensure that inspectors commissioned to extract water, food, and air samples from factories, water plants, and markets across the country and check their safety are doing their work.
Head of the Preventive Medicine Sector Alaa Eid told Egypt Today that health inspectors have to wear GPS tracking bracelets while heading to a facility or a plant to get samples.
In a similar context, the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced in October banning imports of pet birds as a precautionary measure to prevent epidemic diseases, particularly avian influenza, and protect the country’s poultry resources.
Head of the Central Administration for Veterinary Quarantine Ahmed Abdel Karim told Egypt Today that the ban will end in March when the winter season finishes. The official added that biological safety measures in poultry farms and slaughterhouses across the country are being reviewed. The same checks take place in rural households where poultry farming is carried out.