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Egypt’s interior ministry dismisses rumours of coronavirus curfew

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Mar 2020
Interior Ministry headquarters (Reuters)
Interior Ministry headquarters (Reuters)
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Egypt’s interior ministry dismissed on Monday a statement published by “a fake Facebook page attributed to the ministry'' claiming that a curfew will be imposed starting Monday as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.

“Such rumors aim to create confusion among the public... and legal measures are being taken against the page and those who manage it,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry of the Interior stressed that all news or releases it issues are published through its official Facebook page only (www.facebook.com/moiegy), and any other pages are not affiliated with the ministry.

Later on Monday, the Interior ministry announced that the owner of the forged Facebook page had been arrested and he would be subject to legal procedures.  

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