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Cabinet to Penalize Establishments Refusing to Abide by Precautionary Measures

Tue 03 Nov 2020 | 05:05 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The Egyptian Cabinet announced on Tuesday the closure of any establishment that does not adhere to the precautionary measures to confront COVID-19.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly directed concerned officials to implement the decision of fining violators of the decision to wear the facial mask  of EGP 4,000  as of Tuesday.

All people must put on masks whenever they use public transport, frequent to government agencies, as well as malls and other places that are crowded.

Madbouly emphasized that "any establishment that violates the decision and does not comply with the precautionary measures set by the government will be closed immediately."

The Cabinet's statement indicated that Madbouly followed up on the efforts made by the Egyptian Drug Authority to provide all pharmaceutical preparations for Coronavirus treatment protocols that were pumped into the local market during last October.

On the other hand, Dr. Tariq Shawky, Minister of Education and Technical Education, has confirmed, during his phone call with the "dmc" space channel, that "there are 14 governorates across the country, where  there is no infection with the Coronavirus.

He added that there are six governorates with one infection per governorate, and the largest number is in Cairo with 19 cases.

The minister affirmed that the total number of infections in all schools in Egypt is 49, only one infection out of 25 million students nationwide.

He stressed that the goal of the ministry is to preserve students and their right to education, far from any decisions taken by parents or schools.

Shawky affirmed that it will not be allowed to increase the fees of tuition inappropriately, just as the payment will be through banks only.

He pointed  out that all proposals are discussed with parents and schools to set clear rules, in addition to directing all workers in Educational departments implement controls of tuition fees and there are procedures against any school that does not adhere to decisions not to expose students.