DUBAI: The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said it has ordered sterilization procedures for all prison facilities in the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as reported by local daily Egypt Today.
The move follows an earlier suspension of prison visits nationwide to ensure the safety of inmates. No cases have been reported inside Egyptian prisons so far.
The sanitation procedures, according to a statement by the ministry, were carried out by preventive medicine teams, and included sterilizing different areas within the country’s prisons – corridors, visit spots, jail cells, kitchens among others.
“These precautionary and preventive measures implemented by the Ministry of Interior inside prisons are part of the integrated plan followed to ensure the safety of inmates and the workers,” the ministry said.