Egyptian Red Crescent begins sterilisation of Al-Ahram Establishment's buildings amid coronavirus outbreak

Aaron Reeves and Sam Friedman , Saturday 25 Apr 2020

The disinfection of the remaining buildings is set to continue next week

Al-Ahram Establishment
Al-Ahram Establishment's buildings (Photo: Mohamed Munir)

The Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) began the sterilisation of Al-Ahram Establishment’s buildings under an initiative to sterilise and disinfect government institutions and headquarters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Al-Ahram received volunteers from the ERC to sterilise the establishment’s three main buildings in three stages, with the first phase beginning on Thursday through the sterilisation of personnel matters and financial affairs offices.

Al-Ahram Management and Computer Centre (AMAC), the newspaper’s newsroom, journalists’ offices and printing presses were also disinfected on Thursday.
The disinfection of the remaining buildings is set to continue next week.

Alaa Sabet, the editor-in-chief of the Al-Ahram daily newspaper, received the volunteers at his office, expressing his gratitude for their efforts in supporting the state under such difficult circumstances.

The ERC’s volunteers expressed pride in “sterilising and disinfecting one of the MENA region’s most prestigious press organisations.”

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