The Egyptian government has called on its citizens to “implement precautionary measures to prevent the (emerging corona) virus, and to be careful during the coming period, especially with the approaching month of Ramadan.” While the government warned against “the return of high numbers of HIV infections,” stressing that “everyone’s commitment to preventive measures guarantees the safety of the entire community,” the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments closed “two mosques for violating preventive (controls) to combat the virus.”
In addition, the Egyptian Minister of Health, Hala Zayed, confirmed that “chest hospitals and tuberculosis laboratories have been developed and supplied with the latest devices and the number of care and hospital beds increased, considering that chest hospitals are the first interface, along with fever hospitals for patients with suspected (emerging corona) virus”, pointing out that “The number of visitors to the chest hospitals reached more than two million citizens during the year 2020, as they were designated as screening and isolation hospitals for cases infected with (Corona)”, noting during their participation in the activities of “Celebrating the International Tuberculosis Day” yesterday to “Upgrading the scientific and professional level of the medical cadres in chest hospitals At the level of all parts of the country, by providing training courses for its workers in terms of infection control, protocols for treating the new Corona virus, as well as accrediting all chest hospitals with the Egyptian Fellowship Program.
The Corona Crisis Management Committee at the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments decided to close two mosques in the governorates of Menoufia (in the Delta of Egypt) and Qena (in the south of the country) due to the “failure of worshipers to abide by the precautionary measures.” The ministry confirmed in a statement yesterday evening that “the two mosques will not be opened; Except after taking the necessary pledges to adhere to the precautionary measures by their pioneers, and ensuring that this will not be repeated. ”Adding:“ Whoever loves building houses of God cannot be a reason for closing them by violating the procedures followed by the ministry in the application of social distancing, and the precautionary measures, and not allowing the use of the mosque. In other than prayers ».
The Endowments stressed that they “will not delay in closing any mosque whose visitors do not abide by the precautionary measures”, demanding the regional directorates “to quickly lift any violation related to this matter, and not open any mosque that is closed without written approval approved by the Corona Crisis Management Committee in the ministry) “, Indicating that it” will take its preventive measures decisively to preserve the health of citizens. ” Endowments stress the necessity of wearing masks, social distancing, and taking an individual prayer rug while visiting mosques, in addition to the continued closure of toilets and the role of events and shrines.
According to the Egyptian Ministry of Health, “641 new cases that proved positive in laboratory analyzes of the virus, and 40 new deaths were recorded.” “Health” confirms that “the total number that was registered in Egypt with the (emerging corona) virus until the evening of yesterday, is 19,350, including 151444 cases that have been cured, and 11,720 deaths.”