Egyptian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Mohammed Farid checks the preparedness of the military personnel to take preventive measures to confront the spread of the virus - Courtesy of the military spokesman
CAIRO – 16 March 2020: On Saturday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered a temporary closure to schools and universities in Egypt. Prime Minster Mostafa Madbouly on Monday said Egypt will be suspending flights in all airports starting March 19 until March 31.
Sisi further allocated L.E. 100 billion to fund the anti-coronavirus strategy and its related precautionary measures.
These procedures were made, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus and allow a sterilization campaign to take place.
In a press conference, Madbouli noted that all hotels in Egypt will launch a wide sterilization campaign during the suspension period, noting that this suspension would cost Egypt losses up to LE 2.25 billion in both of tourism and aviation sectors.
As for schools, the Health Ministry said a sterilization process will start at all schools nationwide starting Friday. The decision to suspend classes at schools and universities was announced after six school students tested positive for the novel disease.
Also, Cairo University took advantage of this temporary closure. University head Mohamed Al-Khosht, in an interview with Egypt Today, said the hostels will be filly sterilized, as part of precautionary measures.
Moreover, the presidency on Sunday published a video for the Egyptian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Mohammed Farid while inspecting the preparedness of the military personnel to take preventive measures to confront the spread of the virus.
Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi in an interview with FM 95 said the state institutions and ministries are acting within the framework of a comprehensive strategy to fight the spread of the coronavirus nationwide.
CAIRO – 15 March 2020: As President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered allocating billions for the national plan to combat coronavirus, the state authorities and institutions made announcements to help make the plan a success.