Egypt sanitizes prisons, examines inmates in fight against coronavirus spread

A picture taken during a guided tour organised by Egypt's State Information Service on February 11, 2020, shows detainees waiting their turn to receive treatment at Tora prison clinic in the Egyptian capital Cairo. (File/AFP)
Short Url
Updated 02 June 2020

Egypt sanitizes prisons, examines inmates in fight against coronavirus spread

DUBAI: Egypt has sanitized prisons and carried out tests on prisoners across the country after banning visits to help curb the spread of coronavirus, local daily Egypt Today reported.
Masks have  also been given out to inmates and workers, and a higher number of sanitizers and detergents have been made available. The prisons have also been provided with infrared thermometer guns.
A total of 5,532 prisoners in the country were released on May 24, which was the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, as per a presidential pardon, the Ministry of Interior announced in a statement.
Egypt has recorded so far 26,384 coronavirus infected patients, of which 6,297 have recovered, and 1,005 people died.


More than 120,038 cyberattacks foiled in UAE in past month

Updated 34 min 58 sec ago

More than 120,038 cyberattacks foiled in UAE in past month

  • There were a number of phishing attacks stopped

DUBAI: The UAE has foiled about 120,038 cyberattacks in July, UAE’s state news agency WAM reported citing the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
Malware accounted for 78 percent of the attacks prevented by the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) – there were also a number of phishing attacks stopped.