CAIRO: Cairo Governor Abdel-Azim Wazir suspended two classes in differnet schools this week after two H1N1 cases were reported in each, according to a statement.
Both classes will be suspended for two weeks, as per the health ministry’s regulations pertaining to schools and universities.
The cases appeared in Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya School in Helmeyat Al-Zaitoun and Ali Ibn Abi Taleb School in Shubra.
In related news, the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) refuted rumors that all schools will be suspended for two weeks starting next month, according to a statement.
The statement added that the percentage of student attendance in schools is “around 90 percent.
IDSC stated that the ratio of infected students is very low compared to the overall number of students.
According to the Ministry of Health, around 60 H1N1 cases were reported among Egypt’s 17 million students.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health reported 13 new cases of H1N1 flu, six of which are school students, two university students and five foreigners who arrived to Egypt from England and France.
Five of the students are from Cairo’s Ramses College School, Hosni Al-Aqad School, Al-Gamaliya School and Bab Al-Sha’aria School. The remaining student goes to Mohamed Al-Khouly School in Gharbeya.
Two college students from Cairo University’s faculty of commerce and Al-Ahram Canadian University also tested positive for H1N1.
By press time, the number of H1N1 cases in Egypt reached 1,178, of which 1,131 have recovered. Forty-four cases are undergoing treatment in hospitals, according to a health ministry statement.