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Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches initiative to encourage self-isolation amid coronavirus concerns

MENA , Saturday 11 Apr 2020
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) on Saturday launched an initiative to make its services easily accessible to all library-goers from home.

The "Bibliotheca Alexandrina home with you" initiative is part of the library's efforts to make its cultural and illuminating services available from home in line with the precautionary measures adopted all state institutions to curb the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread.

It has been launched by the ancient library's cultural communication sector for citizens and non-citizens.

The initiative aims to stay in touch with library visitors until the holy fasting month of Ramadan starts in late April, BA Director Mostafa El Feky said in a statement.

It involves live virtual tours at the library's museums and exhibits, which will be broadcast on the BA Youtube channel along with BA official social media websites, he added.

The initiative will kick off on Monday to be concluded on April 22.

Its activities will be announced on the BA official websites on weekly basis.

To date, Egypt has 1,794  confirmed cases of coronavirus and its total number of deaths has reached 135.

 

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