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Sterilization Process in Pyramids Region Has Commenced

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Pyramids Sterilization

Amidst the Coronavirus, precautions have been taken to help sterilize the entire country section by section as thorough as possible in order to leave every place clean and safe for people to visit.

The government had sterilized the Museum and various other important locations. Yesterday though, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities commenced the sterilization of the Pyramids in hopes of preventing COVID-19 from spreading.

Ashraf Mohieddin, the Director General of the Pyramids claimed that procedure do to sterilize the Pyramids was in accordance with international standars. This means that they are using materials that have been approved by the Ministry of Health and Population itself.

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The X-Ray devices, Reception Hall, Tickets Office, Toilets, and other places have all been thoroughly sterilized. Even the entire archaeological cent as well as the roads leading to it were all sterilized.
It has been stressed out by Mohieddin that all of the workers have been provided with tools to protect themselves amidst cleaning out the virus such as masks, disinfectants, gloves, and more. He also stated that they are at the last stage of the process and are sterilizing the last region.

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Mohieddin had also explained and clarified that the number of workers have been reduced as a part of the instructions given to them by the government. This has been done to limit gatherings in hopes of confronting the rabid virus correctly. The rest of the downtime period will be used wisely by proceeding with restoration as well as maintenance to be capable of receiving visitors after the virus is over.

Other areas that have already finished sterilization are Zamalek, Abbasiya, and Giza. They already began work on sterilizing the Tourism Promotion Authority in all governorates. Step by step, we’re almost there!

The Ministry of Health and Population has advised that the process of sterilization should be to clean places as well as surfaces on a day to day basis to fully ensure the safety of the workers and visitors. The employees working there are even provided with masks, disinfectants, and gloves.

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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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