Egypt placed Kafr Gaafar village in Basyoun city, Gharbiya governorate under quarantine on Sunday after 12 coronavirus cases were detected among its residents, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
The measure places 800 families comprising a total population of 13,000 villagers under quarantine, MP for Basyoun city Sameh Habib said in a statement on Sunday on his official Facebook page.
The 12 infected people have been taken to an isolation hospital in Kafr El-Zayat city in Gharbiya.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Solidarity in Gharbiya Amany El-Nadry stated on Sunday that a convoy will distribute 1,100 cartons of food commodities and 350 bags of disinfectants to the people of the village.
El-Nadry explained that the convoy is the first phase in an aid package provided to the village in cooperation with some NGOs in Basyoun city and Misr El-Kheir foundation.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Egypt reached 3,144 on Sunday, and the death toll stands at 239.