PM holds video meeting with cabinet ministers amid coronavirus fears

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Thu, 02 Apr 2020 - 01:17 GMT

Egypt's Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Development Mostafa Madbouli - Press Photo

Egypt's Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Development Mostafa Madbouli - Press Photo

CAIRO, April 2 (MENA) - Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli held a video meeting on Thursday with the cabinet ministers for the second time as a precautionary measure against novel coronavirus.

The weekly meeting tackled repercussions of COVID-19 outbreak and the availability of basic commodities in markets at affordable price ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Madbouli thanked all State bodies for their honest and tireless efforts to contain the virus outbreak.

He paid tribute to army men for sanitizing ministries, universities and other vital facilities in the country as a precautionary measure against the virus outbreak.

Madbouli praised police role in applying curfew regulations firmly.

Doctors, nurses and all medical teams are the country's front line in fighting coronavirus, he said, thanking all health cadres for their efforts to contain the virus by testing, tracing, isolation and treatment.

The prime minister also thanked the ministries of foreign affairs and aviation for their tireless efforts to bring back Egyptians stranded abroad following flight suspension.

At the end, Madbouli urged the government and the people to join hands and abide by all regulations to curb the spread of the virus and avoid the fall of more fatalities.

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