President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Thursday that the Egyptian people are standing together in the face of the coronavirus pandemic which requires solidarity from everyone to get through this challenge peacefully.
On his official Twitter account, Al-Sisi warned that amid the efforts exerted by the state to counter the pandemic and achieve development, the country’s enemies are trying to discredit these efforts and achievements.
The president asserted his trust in the Egyptian people’s ability to stand against these attempts.
In another context, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly affirmed that the state appreciates the efforts made by the healthcare workers to face the pandemic, stressing the state’s support and endless assistance to all medical personnel to carry out their role in providing medical services to citizens.
It came during his Thursday meeting with Head of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate Hussein Khairy after criticisms to Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 quarantine protocols.
In a separate meeting, Madbouly said that 150 service representatives have been added to the 105 hotline which receives inquiries about coronavirus and reports of suspected cases. He added that 330 hospitals affiliated with the government offers Covid-19 testing and treatment services nationwide.
Madbouly asserted that the government gives due care to protect the medical staffs from infection, saying that 8,900 PCR tests and another 20,000 rapid tests were conducted to healthcare workers.
The Prime Minister stressed also the necessity of having sufficient of medical supplies in all hospitals
“We continue to perform the necessary testing for them [healthcare workers], as well as providing medical supplies [to hospitals],” he said.