EGP 150 mln allocated to withstand COVID-19 impact on Qena, Sohag: minister

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Sat, 02 May 2020 - 02:30 GMT

FILE: Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy

FILE: Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy

CAIRO - 2 May 2020: An agreement has been sealed with the Upper Egypt development program and the World Bank (WB) to allocate EGP 150 million in implementation of an urgent plan to counter the impact of the novel coronavirus on the Upper Egypt governorates of Qena and Sohag, said Local Development Minister Mahmoud Sharaawy on Saturday.

The allocation aims to secure medical equipment for the fever and isolation hospitals as well as the intensive care units in the Qena and Sohag governorates.

The minister made the remarks during a meeting with Urban Specialist at the World Bank Group Mohamed Nada, who supervises the technical support team of the Upper Egypt development program.

The meeting tackled measures meant to boost the ability of Qena and Soha governorates in dealing with the repercussion of COVIS-19 outbreak.

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