Egypt sanitizes prisons to curb spread of coronavirus

Egypt’s move follows an earlier suspension of prison visits nationwide to ensure the safety of inmates. (AFP)
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Updated 03 April 2020

Egypt sanitizes prisons to curb spread of coronavirus

  • No cases have been reported inside Egyptian prisons so far
  • The measure inccluded sterilizing different areas within the country’s prisons

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.


Russia has not sent military personnel to Libya: lawmaker

Updated 27 May 2020

Russia has not sent military personnel to Libya: lawmaker

  • The US military earlier on Tuesday accused Russia of deploying fighter aircraft to Libya

MOSCOW: Russia has not sent military personnel to Libya and the Russian upper house of parliament has not received a request to approve such a dispatch, Interfax on Wednesday cited Vladimir Dzhabarov, first deputy head of the upper house’s international affairs committee, as saying.
The US military earlier on Tuesday accused Russia of deploying fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for eastern forces there, adding to concerns of a new escalation in the conflict.