Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar held a meeting with his assistants and security leaders Monday morning to discuss the plan for securing people during the Eid Al-Adha celebrations.
The minister confirmed the importance of intensifying the presence of security forces around important and vital buildings, increasing security services and security checkpoints around popular gathering points, and activating relief services on high-ways to facilitate rescue operations.
The security forces will work on controlling all the means of transportation since and setting up traffic services to prevent traffic jams or road accidents. Abdel Ghaffar said the security forces are very concerned to apply the security plans with the utmost decisiveness and a zero tolerance policy with any anyone who attempt to break the rules, to ensure the people’s security.
In a similar context, Minister of Health Ahmed Emad announced that the ministry has arranged a crisis management room that will apply a plan starting from Monday until 27 September to follow up on people’s health conditions during Eid Al-Adha, according to state media.
The minister arranged a meeting in the presence of Khaled Al-Khateb, head of the ministry’s office sector, and Ahmed Khalif, the minister’s advisor on emergency and urgent care affairs, as well as Ahmed Ansari, head of the Egyptian Ambulance Authority.
The plan focuses on taking preventative precautions before, after and during the holiday to prepare hospitals for any emergence cases and to raise the degree of readiness, and to survey infectious diseases in public and central hospitals and the Egyptian Ambulance Authority. Additionally, there is a plan to intensify traffic campaigns, and observe supermarkets’ and butchers’ methods for preserving the meat.
Meanwhile, Khaled Zakaria Al-Adly, the Governor of Giza, has cancelled holidays for Giza’s cleaning authority workers during Eid, to ensure the governorate’s cleanliness. The governor also agreed to open the panorama garden located on the Giza-Fayoum road.
Eid Al-Adha, which lasts for four days, is the largest religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year, and marks the Hajj [pilgrimage] season.