Iron barricades at an entrance to the village of Kafr El Agami in Kafr El Sheikh governorate- Egypt Today/Mohamed Suleiman.
CAIRO- 17 April 2020: A 14-day lockdown has been placed on an Egyptian village where 500 families were quarantined after six villagers were tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Biyala city of Kafr El Sheikh governorate, Egypt’s Delta.
Governor Gamal Nour El-Din, who ordered the lockdown of Kafr Al-Agami village in Biyala, clarified that a COVID-19 patient contracted the virus when she has been in another governorate and then passed the virus to all members of her family.
Random blood samples were taken from the citizens of the village to track the spread of the virus, the governor said, adding all infected cases were admitted to the Baltim isolation hospital in the governorate.
Meanwhile, the authorities in Ismailia Governorate ended a 14-day lockdown on a neighborhood inhabited by 84 families.
Previously, three Egyptian villages were quarantined after a number of local residents were tested positive for the virus. On April 14, Saft Trab village near Al Mahala Al Kubra City at Gharbeya governorate was quarantined for two weeks after 18 infections were identified.
On April 7, Moatamadeya village in Giza governorate was quarantined after nine infections had been identified.
On April 1, El-Hayatem Village in Gharbiya governorate was quarantined after eight cases tested positive to Covid-19, including a worker who contacted more than 100 persons in the village.
The Ministry of Health announced, Thursday recording 168 new coronavirus cases, and 13 deaths
According to Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed, the new cases raises Egypt’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,673 and deaths to 196.