News

Egypt’s Interior Ministry Intensifies Security for Christmas Celebrations

Egypt’s Interior Ministry Intensifies Security for Christmas Celebrations

A cross of an Egyptian Coptic Orthodox church is seen under a “Fanous” decorated lantern in the town of Nagaa Hamady, in Qena, 700 km (435 miles) south of Cairo, January 9, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior issued a security alert across all governorates for Christmas and New Year Celebrations, Al Masry Al Youm reports.

In a statement, the ministry said that there will be an intensification of security for the holidays and all the proper measures will be taken in order to ensure safety during the celebrations.

Security agencies have started to carry out large-scale plans and procedures to maintain security in all forms, from combating crimes to preventing terrorist attacks.

Deployment of armed personnel at all strategic areas and places of worship have increased, and that supervisors have constantly checked security forces to ensure discipline and commitment.

The ministry added that citizens should also follow security instructions to make the implementation process easier and provide a safe environment for everyone.

Fixed and mobile checkpoints have been deployed as well as rapid intervention forces, and traffic services have also been intensified in all streets

In December last year, two armed terrorists attacked the Mar Mina Church in Helwan, leaving 9 killed and 10 wounded.

In 2016, there was another attack against the St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Cairo that killed 27 people.

The Coptic Church, which brought Christianity to Egypt in the first century AD, celebrates Christmas on January 7 every year. It follows the Alexandrian calendar that the Roman Catholic Church abandoned after it adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1582.

'My Name is Nour': Egyptian Film on Down Syndrome Joins Meknes Festival
Sudan Anti-Government Protesters Furious at Prolonged Economic Crisis

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

German Citizen Accused of Spying on Angela Merkel’s Press Office for Egypt

Egyptian StreetsNovember 17, 2020

Egypt Unearths Largest Archaeological Discovery of 2020

Egyptian StreetsNovember 14, 2020

Egypt’s Mo Salah Tests Positive for COVID-19

Noran Alaa MorsiNovember 13, 2020

110,000 COVID-19 Cases Now Officially Recorded in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsNovember 13, 2020

Eight Peacekeepers Killed in Egypt Sinai Helicopter Crash

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2020

Egypt to Investigate Viral Blasphemous, Anti-Prophet Muhammad Facebook Comments: Public Prosecution

Egyptian StreetsNovember 11, 2020

Africa Can Learn From Egypt’s Education Reforms: World Bank Director

Egyptian StreetsNovember 11, 2020

Palestinian Leader and Negotiator Saeb Erekat Dies of COVID-19, Aged 65

Amina ZaineldineNovember 10, 2020