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No schools, no universities, no cinemas: Life in Egypt before and after coronavirus pandemic

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Mar 2020
The Cairo University is seen almost empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the cor
The Cairo University is seen almost empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Cairo, Egypt March 15, 2020. Picture taken March 15, 2020. (Reuters)
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Life before and after coronavirus: How Egypt’s deserted schools and universities highlight the country’s preventive measures nationwide to fight the spread of the disease. 
 
Egypt shut down schools and universities for two weeks, starting 15 March, as part of the country's comprehensive plan to deal with any possible effects of the novel coronavirus.
 
As Egypt upped measures, images of schools’ unoccupied recess grounds and universities’ halls emerged in a scene unusual in the populous country.
 
university
A combination picture shows students walking past information and instructions on coronavirus disease at Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020 and the university seen empty of students following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus March 15, 2020. (Reuters)
lecture hall
A combination picture shows students attending a lecture at Cairo University (top) in Cairo, Egypt, February 12, 2020 and seats seen empty at the lecture hall following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Reuters)
school
A combination picture shows school children lining up at start of the day classes in Thamret Al Tawfiq School (top) in Cairo, Egypt March 8, 2020, and the school seen empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Reuters)
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A combination picture shows students attending a lecture at Cairo University (top) in Cairo, Egypt, February 12, 2020 and seats seen empty at the lecture hall following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Reuters)
University 2
A combination picture shows students walking past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020 and the university seen almost empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus March 15, 2020. (Reuters)
Omar El Mokhtar
A combination picture shows school children leaving the primary school of Omar El Mokhtar in Cairo, Egypt March 11, 2020 and the school seen closed following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus March 16, 2020. (Reuters)
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