Egyptian police - Reuters
The police are ready to enforce the night curfew on streets Wednesday to contain coronavirus, in addition to assisting other state institutions in the crisis.
In a Tuesday statement, the Interior Ministry said it has also arrested a number of people who spread false information on social media on the number of the infected and fake news that cast doubt on the government’s efforts in that regard.
The police also accompany medical convoys transferring coronavirus patients from their homes to hospitals rapidly, and secure quarantines. The police are also present at hospitals where patients may request a coronavirus test, to ensure medical staff are protected.
Officers have also been tasked with keeping some people who work in the tourism sector in their designated residence for a period determined by doctors.
More than 6,000 educational centers have been closed by the police in the country since the Ministry of Education suspended schools March 15.
The police will be widely deployed to make sure clubs, cafes, youth centers, shops and restaurants abide by the curfew and do not offer shisha, which helps spread viruses.
All facilities of the Interior Ministry are regularly disinfected to protect the public and the staff, and the campaign is also applied in prisons.
Meanwhile, the statement warned anyone who tries to use the crisis for their personal gains without considering the interests of citizens.
More Interior Ministry administrative services have also been made available online at moi.gov.eg.
Streets of the capital void of citizens after 7 p.m.