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Egypt's Sisi discusses coronavirus efforts with top military leaders

The meeting also tackled the army's efforts to secure strategic regions and protect national security

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 Apr 2020
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met top army leaders on Tuesday in Cairo, 14 April 2020 (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency spokesman official Facebook page)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed the military's efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus during a meeting with top army leaders on Tuesday, a presidential spokesman said.

El-Sisi met with Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki and Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid, as well as military intelligence and reconnaissance and other senior leaders.

The officials discussed efforts by the armed forces to assist all state bodies in the implementation of necessary measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, spokesman Bassam Rady said.

They also looked at the army's efforts to secure strategic areas to "protect national security and safeguard" the country.

Egypt has so far recorded 2,190 confirmed coronavirus cases and 164 deaths.

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