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Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, chaired on Wednesday, the cabinet meeting via video conferencing technology to discuss a number of economic issues and files, as well as the current position of the negative repercussions of the emerging Corona virus, and the measures the government intends to implement to overcome it.
The Prime Minister started the meeting by noting that the negative repercussions of the Corona virus not only affected the national economy, but also the global economy, which made the government consider taking a proactive step quickly to enhance its capabilities to meet these repercussions, pointing to the progress of the government and the bank The central bank has requested a financial package from the International Monetary Fund, according to the program of the rapid financing tool «RFI» and the program of credit standby agreement «SBA».
The Prime Minister said that this step is based on the success of the implementation of the economic reform program; to maintain the continuing gains and positive results achieved by the Egyptian economy, stressing that this program does not have any negative effects on the lives of citizens, whether in terms of high prices for goods, services, etc. Only related to structural reforms.
In a related context, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly indicated that the medical group members of the Supreme Committee for the Crona Virus Crisis Management (the Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Health and Population, and the Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs) prepared a set of precautionary and preventive measures that must be followed by all Government and private agencies, and this also includes citizens, in light of the gradual provision of some of the services that were announced, to coexist with this epidemic during the next stage, until a vaccine or vaccine is reached to eliminate it.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister directed a number of ministers concerned with investing the current opportunity at its best, as a group of services are currently being offered to citizens electronically, directed that it be announced that these services will be provided only on the electronic system, even after the current crisis has ended, to ease Overcrowding of government interests and dealing with the public, and to reduce opportunities to communicate directly with employees, and on the other hand to facilitate citizens.
Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, presented, through remote communication, the current position of the isolation hospitals, in terms of equipment, capabilities, and positive cases for which the means of treatment are provided.
The minister pointed out that there are 17 isolation hospitals nationwide, with a total number of 3214 beds, 527 beds in intensive care, and 413 ventilators. She also pointed out that the headquarters that were prepared to receive patients with less serious cases, there are 13 establishments, including university cities and youth hostels, the number of beds has 2288 beds, and the number of those transferred to it so far reached 1374 cases, out of which 574 cases came out after their recovery, and added that 25% of all deaths occurred before being transferred to the Isolation Hospital, due to their late arrival to the hospital.
The Minister of Health presented the most prominent features of the general plan for coexistence in the light of the uncertainty over the time period for the continuation of the Corona virus crisis, as the plan is based on following all necessary precautions precisely and decisively in various facilities, and reassessing the epidemiological situation every 14 days, to act in light of those results, It was pointed out that the coexistence stage requires that all ministries and executive and oversight bodies join hands to set controls and impose immediate sanctions in case of non-implementation.
The Minister indicated that the first stage of the coexistence plan includes general guidelines that individuals and establishments have to abide by, along with mandatory standards that must be met in different sectors, such as institutions and companies, malls and markets, the construction sector and factories, and all means of transportation.
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