Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi visits a field quarantine hospital established by the armed forces - press photo
CAIRO – 27 June 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited on Saturday a field quarantine hospital established by the Egyptian Armed Forces at Al Manara International Conference Center in New Cairo.
The hospital consists of 4,000 beds, ambulance cars and helicopters, as stated by Presidency Spokesperson Basam Rady.
On April 7, the Egyptian Armed Forces held a conference that was attended by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and several ministers to highlight its contributions in the protective efforts against COVID-19, and the exceptional measures to alleviate the impact of the crisis.
President Sisi checked upon the Egyptian Armed Forces elements and equipment assisting the civilian sector in combating COVID-19.
Commander of the Supply Authority at the Egyptian Armed Forces Walid Hussein stated that 2,000 biological devices were used to sterilize buildings, and that almost 9 tons of detergents are used daily in sterilization works by the Egyptian Armed Forces.
The commander added that the Egyptian Armed Forces allocated 22 hospitals for quarantine, and upgraded a total of 45 hospitals to receive civilian patients. The number of ventilation devices in Egyptian Armed Forces hospitals allocated to COVID-19 patients is 1,100.
Production lines at the Egyptian Armed Forces factories were upgraded to produce 100,000 masks daily, and half a million meals are secured daily by the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Commander of the National Service Projects Agency Mostafa Amin Ali stated that 25,000 tons of frozen meat, poultry, and fish were supplied. That is in addition to 15,000 tons of legumes, vegetables, fruits, and cooking oil.The agency will harvest 70,000 tons of potato, 70,000 tons of corn, and 50,000 tons of wheat soon in affiliate farms.
The Egyptian Armed Forces' companies produce detergents and sanitizers offered in packages of varioussizes to meet different needs; the size of production is 5,000 tons daily.
The Egyptian Armed Forces uses 72 tank cars to distribute octane. The capacity of each is 50 tons.More than 2,000 mobile grocery outlets are being operated by the Egyptian Armed Forces as well.
“The Armed Forces allocates 15,000 hospital rooms across the country to possible COVID-19 cases in Egypt,” Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid stated. The Egyptian chief of staff presented the equipment that would be used to set up field hospitals, if needed."The Egyptian Armed Forces deployed 1,200 trucks to transport staples to governorates," the chief of staff stated.
“The Armed Forces is taking all necessary measures to inhibit the spread of the disease among members of the military,” the chief of staff said. “The Egyptian Armed Forces is vigilant about any infiltration attempts by elements who would exploit the [COVID-19] crisis,” the chief of staff stressed.