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Egypt quarantines a Kafr El-Sheikh village following detection of 10 coronavirus cases

Mohamed Soliman , Thursday 16 Apr 2020
Egypt
Egyptian security forces cordon off roads during curfew hours as prevention measures due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 29, 2020 AP
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Egypt decided on Thursday to impose a 14-day lockdown on Kafr El-Agmy village in the northern Kafr El-Sheikh governorate after the detection of 10 coronavirus cases among the villagers, reported Ahram Arabic news website.

The newly-detected cases — eight people from one family, a university student, and a physician — were transferred to an isolation hospital in Baltim city.

The governor ordered the village's daily needs be provided to minimise direct interaction between its people.

The village will be cordoned to restrict movement for the duration of the lockdown.

In late March, the country quarantined a number of families in 10 governorates in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to the health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed.

The increase in cases has come despite unprecedented restrictions to stem the spread of the virus amid fears that the medical facilities in the country, with a population of 100 million, will be overwhelmed.

The country has so far logged 2,505 infections and 183 fatalities.

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