Dozens of Egyptian citizens gathered Sunday morning in front of a bank located in Al-Mohandseen district, Giza to carry out a number of money transactions, and transfers.
This scene came despite the government’s instructions to ban mass gatherings, and crowds to curb the spread of emerging Coronavirus, officially known as “COVID-19”.
It is worth mentioning that, Egypt has so far registered 1070 coronavirus cases, including 71 deaths.
The health ministry has stepped up precautionary measures in the affected governorates and intensified campaigns to spread awareness about infectious diseases among citizens.
It also raises its preparedness at all the country’s ports and airports to monitor the virus developments, receiving inquires from citizens about the virus through its hotline 105 or 15335.
Egypt President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has allocated L.E. 100 billion to fund the anti-Coronavirus strategy and its related precautionary measures.
Moreover, the country announced the suspension of schools, and universities for two weeks, and banned all large community events and gatherings until further notice to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Several Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement and travel, with the aim of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus, and some have pledged billions of dollars in economic stimulus programs to reduce the economic repercussions of the crisis.