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Egypt has been receiving praise from both WHO and CNN for trying to contain COVID-19 and prevent it from spreading. As Egyptians, we cannot be more proud of the government during this time of crisis and the necessary precautions they’ve been taking to protect the people. It feels great to know the government is looking out for our health and safety and is taking these decisions to show us just how concerned they are to keep us safe.
Here are 5 reasons why we’re proud of the Egyptian government this month:
Egypt supports Italy by sending medical supplies
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Not only is the Egyptian government determined to help Egyptians and keep them safe, but even in its time of crisis, it lends a helping hand to Italians by sending them 1.5 million medical masks as well as other medical supplies. This act of solidarity shows just how supportive the government is and is just one of the amazing acts that they’ve been taking during the past couple of weeks.
Egypt’s decision to suspend schools for two weeks
The government was initially against suspending schools in fear of the country going into a mass panic. Once the virus started to spread and they realized the danger they could put everyone in, the decision to suspend schools and universities for two weeks was put in place on 15th March.
While the development led to exams being canceled, and public schools being suspended for the rest of the term, the outcome of international schools has still not been addressed. However, the government has really been doing its best in limiting the spread of COVID-19 by trying to eliminate the daily interaction as much as possible.
The precautionary measures Egypt is taking by cleaning all public areas
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While Egypt has not always been known for its great hygiene, it is refreshing to see the precautionary measures being taken to sterilize and disinfect public places in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible. Workers have been seen sterilizing places such as metro stations and public transportation to ensure the people’s safety. This is an act that exceeded our expectations and makes us appreciate the measures Egypt is taking to ensure our safety.
Egypt suspends all flights from March 19th – March 31st
Another extreme measure that the government took that should be praised for their actions is suspending all flights starting from March 19th- March 31st. This decision shows the magnitude of the situation and how the government is not willing to compromise on the safety of Egyptians by letting people from different parts of the world who could possibly be carrying the virus enter into our beloved country. While this decision was grave, it shows the government’s determination on attempting to contain the virus, as well as putting the safety of Egyptians first.
Implementing a curfew for malls, restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops to limit the spread of Coronavirus
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With the importance of social distancing and trying to control the situation in Egypt, the government imposed a curfew on all shops, stores, malls, restaurants, and cafes to prevent Egyptians from going out and interacting with each other. The facilities are closed starting from 7 pm till 6 am in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus as much as possible and encourage people to stay home.
Further reading: Egyptians We Want to Thank During the Coronavirus Chaos