Egypt’s Armed Forces says it has sterilised the usually busy Cairo Train Station and the nearby Ramses Square, a statement by the army spokesman said on Sunday.
Armed Forces spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said the sterilisation covered Ramses Square, Cairo Train Station and nearby areas using mobile sterilisation units which disinfected building facades and sidewalks.
The sterilisation took place during curfew hours to ensure traffic was not disrupted in these vital areas, he added.
The move comes nearly a week after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspected the Armed Forces’ sanitation equipment used in a sweeping sterilisation and disinfection campaign nationwide.
Over the past few weeks, Egypt imposed stricter measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the country, which has registered more than 1,000 infections since the fast-spreading contagion first appeared in the country in mid-February.
Cairo's downtown streets and roads, which are usually buzzing with activity, have been left deserted after the closure of all commercial and entertainment venues like malls, coffee shops, clubs, and restaurants.