The Ministry of Interior denied on Sunday that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread among inmates at the Nasr City police station.
The ministry had previously said it is undertaking measures to sanitise and clean detention centres and prisons.
“Within the framework of the state’s efforts to implement a comprehensive plan to face the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Egyptian Ministry of Interior has continued to sanitise and sterilise all police stations, centres and prison facilities,” the ministry said in a statement.
The Ministry of Interior said the extensive sterilisation and sanitisation is to ensure the safety of inmates and prison staff.
The statement also said that the ministry’s strategy is to “take all precautionary measures and provide care for all employees and visitors through the continuing deployment of preventive medical teams inside all facilities to guarantee safety for all”.
The ministry statement added that the sterilisation process applied to all police stations, centres and jails nationwide according to a timetable. This is to ensure the sterilisation of all the ministry’s facilities by the preventive medical teams at its medical services sector.