No need to worry about spread of coronavirus among student, teachers: Egypt’s Education min.



Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 03:18 GMT


Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 03:18 GMT

CAIRO – 16 November 2020: Education Minister Tarek Shawky asserted that there is no need to worry about the spread of coronavirus among the students and teachers, adding that preventive measures are precisely applied in the Egyptian schools.

On his Facebook account, Monday, Shawky said the decision to close a class in a school is a preventive one in order to protect the other students and teachers.

He added that the decision to suspend schools is a sovereign decision that will be taken by the state.

The parents have the freedom to choose between whether their children be regular students or study-at-home students, he said.

This year the state provides different sources of education, he added.

Ministry of Health announced last week, that the recovery rates from Coronavirus pandemic at isolation hospitals hit 91.8 percent.

A total of 103 patients left the hospitals after receiving necessary medical treatment, and the total number of recovered cases have reached 100, 342.

The ministry has allocated the hotlines, 105and 15335, to receive citizens' inquiries about the coronavirus and infectious diseases. This is in addition to the WhatsApp number, 01553105105, and the Egypt Health application available on phones.

Egypt ranks 49th among world countries in terms of recovery rates (93.2 percent), and ranks 141st in the world in terms of total infections per one million people, (1,016 infections per 1 million).

For his part, Dr. Hossam Hosni, head of the Scientific Committee to Combat Corona, told Egypt Today that the Ministry of Health and Population has prepared a grand plan to confront influenza and Corona infection in the winter season, stressing that the schools’ plan to confront the Corona virus “guarantees full protection for all students.”

Egypt is planning to apply clinical trials on 6,000 people, and in case 215 persons were infected with COVID-19, the codes of the vaccine will be dismantled and the research will be halted. Then, they will wait for one year along with the measurement of antibodies of the volunteers, and then manufacture the vaccine.






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