7 university dorms renovated in case needed to become quarantine venues

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Sun, 17 May 2020 - 01:56 GMT

FILE - Cairo University

FILE - Cairo University

CAIRO – 17 May 2020: In fulfillment of the commands of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Egyptian Armed Forces' Engineering Authority renovated the dorms of seven universities so they become suitable to quarantine COVID-19 patients, if needed.

The dorms belong to University of Cairo, University of Ain Shams, University of Helwan, University of Alexandria, University of Mansoura, University of Suez Canal, and University of Asiut.

The renovation included engineering works, rehabilitation of building fronts and main entrances, landscaping, restoration of furniture, kitchens, and toilets, replacement of flooring, and painting of ceilings, internal and external walls.

Egyptians repatriated from Kuwait are being quarantined in the dorms of Cairo University free of charge for 14 days. The number of those is 5,300, and they are still being flown home in batches.

491 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Egypt on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 11719, the Health Ministry said in its daily briefing.

The ministry also reported 20 deaths due to the novel virus, bringing the total number to 612.

Also, the test results of 3,526 people turned from positive to negative, the ministry said, including 2,950 people who totally recovered. It added that 151 patients left hospitals.

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