Sisi’s anti-COVID guidelines aim to reduce crowding, not shift to online studies: Spox Health Department

FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective mask, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Kuwait February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee/File Photo

CAIRO – Jan 20, 2022: Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the president’s current anti-COVID-19 guidelines are aimed at reducing crowding in public spaces, not pushing online studies.

He explained that the presidential directives to reduce densities, especially in universities, ministries and others, were aimed at reducing overcrowding to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in particular overcrowding being the most common means of transmission of the coronavirus. between people.

He added in a phone call with a TV show that social distancing drastically reduces the number of infections in the country, stressing that following precautionary measures is the best way to fight the virus.

The Health Ministry said it reported 1,379 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases reported in Egypt since the outbreak began to 403,990.

In a statement, health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said 33 patients died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 22,238.

As many as 1,599 patients have been discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical treatment, bringing the number of recovered cases to 337,627 so far, the spokesperson said.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered the strengthening of awareness programs regarding precautionary measures to deal with the coronavirus and the continuation of vaccination campaigns for targeted groups.

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