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'Coronavirus' tops searches on Google in Egypt in 2020

The 2020 searches mirror the adaptability and resilience of people, regardless of the circumstances, said Google's Communications and Public Affairs Manager, MENA

Doaa A.Moneim , Wednesday 9 Dec 2020
A logo of google's European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland July 19, 2018. Reuters

“Coronavirus” was most searched term on Google in Egypt in 2020, followed by “Thanaweya Amma high school results,” the tech company announced on Wednesday in its Year in Search results for Egypt.

Google also said that queries about education, interests and hobbies as well as tips for adapting to the new circumstances were also among the top searches in Egypt.

Trending searches also included “how to write a CV”, “how to write a research introduction”, "how to exercise at home", "ideas for healthy and fast dinners", and "tips for protecting the environment."

The term "Digital Library" was also trending in the country as students adapted to distance learning during the pandemic.

“Despite these circumstances, Egyptians remained committed to pursuing their interests and hobbies, whether by remaining up-to-date with international events such as the ‘American elections’ or catching up on football, particularly ‘The Egyptian Football League.’ As for fans of TV series and drama, searches for ‘El Ekhteyar’, ‘El Prince’ and ‘Paranormal’ were the top trending in Egypt,” according to Google.

On the music front, the Mahraganat genre had the largest presence on the Year in Search list, with "Bint El Giran", "Oud El-Batal" and "Hala Wallah" all ranking top on the trending lists.

Dalia El-Fiki, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, MENA at Google, said that the 2020 searches mirror the adaptability and resilience of people, regardless of the circumstances.

The search lists include the top trending searches, people, events, sports, series and movies, and are generated by looking at trillions of aggregated and anonymised searches. Spam and repetitive queries are removed to build lists that reflect the spirit of 2020.

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