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3rd Village to be Quarantined due to COVID-19

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Quarantining Villages

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus, they had commenced a quarantine lockdown in hopes of containing the pandemic and handling it as best as possible. With that said, they have been skillfully sterilizing streets and areas all around Egypt with a specific strategy.

Unfortunately, the Village near Al Mahala at Al Kubra City called Saft Trab, had to be quarantined for the time span of two weeks because 18 infections were discovered. Not just that, but the death of a woman had caused a racket as well.

The police have set out deploys of armored vehicles as well as patrols to close the entrance of village in hopes of ensuring the isolation as well as the people who may dwell past hours.

Mahala Sayed Qaoud, the Head of the Second Health Administration, had explained to the press as well as the viewers that the patients have been instructed to stay at a quarantine hospital and that the individuals around them or who have been in direct contact with the, are being tested for the Coronavirus.

On the 9th of April, head of Al Dawahi district Ahmed Qassem, had stated that the entrance of both buildings were closed and blocked by security forces and the residents were asked and order to stay at home for the next 14 days in hopes of eliminating any physical contact with others.

On the 7th of April, a village in the Giza Governorate called Moatamadeya was also quarantine as soon as we got news that 9 people had been infected and were need of serious aid.
Another village called El Hayatem in the Gharibiya governorate had also been quarantined when news struck out that at least 8 cases had tested positive for COVID-19. Not just that, but it was also discovered that a worked that had been positive for the virus had been in contact with at least a hundred people throughout the village leaving them in grave risk.

It was announced on Monday by the Health Minister that they have detected 125 new cases of the coronavirus. All of those who had tested positive were Egyptians and that upped the total of confirmed cases for virus to 2190.

 

 

 

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Egypt Jumps Ten Places in ‘Global Knowledge Index’ in Only One Year

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Egypt has jumped 10 places in just a year in the 2020 Global Knowledge Index (GKI), according to three infographics released by the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center.

The index, which gets issued every year by the United Nations Development Programme and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, shows that Egypt has moved from the 82nd place to the 72nd in only one year.

The rankings are based on a survey done on the knowledge performance of 138 countries in 7 areas and 199 indicators. Egypt has shown great advancement in all areas, it moves 23 ranks up in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and 11 ranks up in Pre-University Education.

The index also highlighted Egypt’s points of strength in education sector, which included higher enrollment in universities and a significant decline in out-of-school children. There’s also an increase in the number of students enrolling in vocational and technical schools.

Switzerland, the United States, and Finland came on top of the 2020 index.

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Egypt Set to Build Its First Train Factory in Port Said

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Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development has announced that Egypt is planning on building its very first train factory in Port Said.

The factory will build EMUs, DMUs and monorail trains in East Port Said industrial zone.

The Ministry made the announcement on the 16th of September in a meeting attended between the minister of planning and economic development, Dr Hala El-Said, transport minister Major General Kamel El-Wazir and chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone Authority, Mr Yahia Zaki.

The meeting went over the project’s implementation plan and the possible outputs of the factory.

Egyptian Railways Services and Maintenance Company (Ermas) will most probably run the new plant in cooperation with the private sector including a number of international companies, such as the Suez Canal Economic Zone, and Egypt’s Sovereign Fund.

According to El-Waziri, the factory is seen as part of a localizing initiative that aims at producing railway equipment locally, in order to meet the rising demand both domestically and in Africa and on the Arabian peninsula.

The factory will help boost the Egyptian economy, in addition to generating hard currency and providing job opportunities.

 

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Shows 90% Effectiveness With No Serious Side Effects

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AstraZeneca announced today the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccine and it turned out to be around 90% effective with no serious side effects!

According to data from the late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil, the vaccine, which is developed by Oxford University, has shown 90% effectiveness after being administered as a a half dose followed by a full dose at least one month apart.

“This vaccine’s efficacy and safety confirm that it will be highly effective against COVID-19 and will have an immediate impact on this public health emergency,” Pascal Soriot, Astra’s chief executive, said in a statement.

British Prime minister Boris Johnson said it was “incredibly exciting news the Oxford vaccine has proved so effective in trials.”

The next step now is for the company to start preparing regulatory submission of the data to authorities across the world that have a framework in place for conditional or early approval.

It will also seek an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization (WHO) to speed up availability in countries with low income. In parallel, the full analysis of the interim results is being submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

With both Oxford’s and Pfizer’s vaccines, we can be hopeful that the new year will come bearing good news!

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