Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education disclaimed on Wednesday false reports of a four-week school cancellation due to the COVID-19 fears.
The statement issued by the cabinet said the reports published on social media were false, asserting that all Egyptian schools were free of the virus, however schools will continue to take all preventive measures to confront any infection.
The cabinet added that the preventive measures include raising the level of readiness, and alerting all schools of the national preventative and treatment plans for the virus, as well as carrying out general hygiene procedures within schools, supervising infection control procedures, paying attention to the healthiness of the school environment, and proper classroom ventilation.
The ministry explained that the evacuation process, is a routine process conducted by the ministry for one hour only to spread awareness among students and teachers on how to deal with any potential emergency.
“The evacuation training in schools aims to prepare the students on how to calmly and properly handle any crisis and safely exit the school without a stampede, and is according to the evacuation plan prepared by schools,” said the statement.