The Egyptian cabinet urged citizens on Sunday to only resort to official sources from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in all matters related to the coronavirus and to not pay attention to rumours on social media.
The cabinet denied the authenticity of a voice note being circulated on social media of a person claiming to be a WHO official.
"We [the cabinet] stress that the [WHO] releases all its statement on its official platforms; website www.who.int/ar or Facebook page; World Health Organisation Egypt, Twitter account twitter.com/whoegypt or through Whatsapp number 0041798931892.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spoke earlier on Sunday calling on the nation to support the state's precautionary measures and reassuring that the country is doing well against the crisis.
Egypt has so far registered 294 coronavirus cases, including 10 deaths.
The country has allocated EGP 100 billion to finance a “comprehensive plan” to stop the spread of the virus.