Coronavirus quarantine lifted in Greater Cairo village
Ahram Online, , Tuesday 21 Apr 2020
Al-Mutamadia village was placed under lockdown on 7 April due to the increased number of coronavirus cases among residents

A quarantine imposed on Al-Mutamadia village in Kerdasa city, Giza was lifted on Tuesday after the end of the 14-day isolation period imposed by the municipal authorities in coordination with the Ministry of Health, according to local media reports.

The village was placed under total lockdown on 7 April due to the increased numbers of coronavirus cases detected among local residents.

The residents of the village are now able to move out to any other area nationwide at any time.

As a precautionary measure, Egypt recently sealed off several villages and families in different spots across the country where many coronavirus cases had been detected.

The step came among a set of strict measures imposed by the state to contain the spread of the deadly virus, including suspending schools and universities, closing all houses of worship, and halting air traffic.

A nationwide curfew is also in effect daily from 8pm to 6am.

Egypt reported its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases yet on Monday with 189 new infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,333, the health ministry said.

The death toll now stands at 250, with 11 new fatalities recorded on Monday, the ministry added.