A high-level meeting has taken place to review health measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship.
Egypt’s Ministers of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy, and Health and Population Hala Zayed, took part in the meeting, along with the heads of delegations participating in the tournament.
The meeting included discussions on all health measures and controls that are being taken to preserve the health and safety of all the participants at the competition, which Egypt is currently hosting.
Sobhy said that he is monitoring all areas in which the competing teams and participants are staying, and that the Egyptian Government is also monitoring the application of health procedures and controls against COVID-19 very strictly. This follow up is being conducted according to a medical and health plan developed in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population.
For her part, Zayed said that the situation regarding the coronavirus in Egypt is stable, and added that the Egyptian Government remains firm on precautionary measures and health controls to curb the virus’ spread.
She indicated that coordination is underway regarding PCR tests that will be conducted daily for all participants at the competition, in addition to sterilisation procedures that are applied throughout the day.
During the meeting, both ministers asserted that confirmed cases of infection among participants at the championship that do not require hospital treatment will be isolated at a hotel.
Those cases that do require intensive medical care will be transferred to a specialised hospital affiliated to the Ministry of Health and Population.