Egyptian Village of Shanshur on lockdown due to COVID-19

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Sun, 10 May 2020 - 03:40 GMT

Chain with padlock on a building door with LOCKDOWN text- CC via Flickr/Ivan Radic

Chain with padlock on a building door with LOCKDOWN text- CC via Flickr/Ivan Radic

CAIRO - 10 May 2020: Security forces were heavily deployed in Shanshur Village of Menoufia governorate after being placed on lockdown due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It has been reported that 15 people tested positive for the virus in the village, where a 24-hour curfew was imposed by a decision from Governor Ibrahim Ahmed Abu Leimoun on Saturday.

All shops in the village were closed except for groceries, pharmacies, and butcher shops.

In mid-April, a 14-day lockdown was placed on the Egyptian village of Al-Agami, where 500 families were quarantined after six villagers tested positive for the COVID-19 in Biyala city of Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, Egypt’s Delta.

Previously, three Egyptian villages were quarantined after a number of local residents 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 recorded.

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.

As yet, the number of the COVID-19 cases in Egypt reached 8,964 patients, including 2002 recovered cases, while the mortality rate rose to 514, according to the official data of the Egyptian Ministry of Health.

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