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Egyptian army denies rumours of coronavirus curfew

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Mar 2020
Passengers look through the windows of a bus in the Egyptian capital Cairo, Egypt
Passengers look through the windows of a bus in the Egyptian capital Cairo, Egypt. (Reuters)
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Egypt’s military spokesman denied news circulating on social media regarding the deployment of the armed forces in Egyptian governorates to implement a curfew in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

In a statement on Wednesday, the military spokesman urged the media and social media users to not spread rumours and to “be careful and not be misled by malicious claims.”

The military spokesman emphasised that he is the only official source of information related to the armed forces.

“The armed forces, in cooperation with all state agencies, will continue their preparations to confront the threat of the novel coronavirus, and will take all measures to ensure the safety and protection of the Egyptian people.”

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