Egypt Closes City International School For 14 Days Due to Coronavirus

Egypt Closes City International School For 14 Days Due to Coronavirus


Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health announced that they are jointly taking a ‘precautionary decision’ to close City International School in Zamalek and impose self-isolation on the students and teachers for 14 days, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s cabinet.

The ministry of health identified relatives at City International School who have been in contact with infected foreign visitors, and called for its closure to counter the possible spread of the virus.

Both ministries are reportedly monitoring all schools nationwide, though noted that these measures are merely preventive and do not imply any confirmed cases in these schools as of now.

The government has suspended large gathering events such as religious festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and called schools to suspend activities like sports and music events.

So far 80 people have been afflicted by the deadly virus, as per the Ministry’s spokesperson Khaled Mujahid. However, 20 of those have recovered and have been discharged from quarantine.

Since news of the outbreak spread worldwide, the Egyptian authorities have reiterated measures to monitor and prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

Photo source: Ministry of Health’s Facebook page

The health ministry is also posting daily updates on new cases, and a hotline (105) has been created to receive citizens’ inquiries regarding the virus.

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