Cabinet denies reports about evacuating some schools over coronavirus

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Wed, 04 Mar 2020 - 11:18 GMT

President Abdel Fatah El Sisi held a meeting on Thursday with the Cabinet members on Thursday, May 9, 2019- press photo

President Abdel Fatah El Sisi held a meeting on Thursday with the Cabinet members on Thursday, May 9, 2019- press photo

CAIRO, March 4 (MENA) - The Cabinet on Wednesday denied reports published by social media about evacuating some schools as of March 7 for four weeks due to the spread of coronavirus.

The press center of the Cabinet contacted the Ministry of Education which denied the reports.

The ministry confirmed that no school was evacuated nationwide and that all schools are free from the virus.

The ministry added that it is taking all precautionary measures in this regard.

The ministry explained that a routine evacuation process is conducted for one hour only to spread awareness among students and teachers on how to deal with any such situation.

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