Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, said during the cabinet meeting today, that the decisions issued yesterday by the Supreme Committee for the Management of the “Corona” crisis aim to achieve a balance between two matters, namely preserving the maximum health and safety of citizens, and at the same time the continuation of the economy’s wheel Rotation and non-stop, so that the different sectors of the state are not affected, and so that this does not negatively affect the entry of citizens due to these negative repercussions.
The Prime Minister stressed the need for all ministries and various agencies in the country to continue implementing all precautionary and preventive measures taken to address the spread of the “Corona” virus, provided that the concerned authorities apply the fines imposed on violators decisively and without complacency, in order to preserve the lives of citizens.
For her part, Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, drew attention to the need to continue adhering to the precautionary measures, on the grounds that the keenness to implement them had a significant positive impact on the decrease in the number of infections with the Coronavirus, which calls for more care, while continuing to apply these measures. .
The Minister of Health renewed the reference to a number of recommendations related to safe practices for citizens during the month of Ramadan to limit the spread of the “Corona” virus, and the importance of abandoning some of the customary habits during this holy month, which can lead to high infection rates, and also recommended the necessity to adhere to distances. Safety among Prime Time Zone when going to places of worship, while organizing their entry and exit from them, as well as periodically disinfecting these places with disinfectants, closing all water coolers in them, in addition to the necessity to wear a muzzle and not to accompany children, and also advised the elderly and Prime Time Zone with chronic diseases to pray at home.
The Supreme Committee for the Management of the Coronavirus Crisis decided to allow prayers to be performed in mosques as well as Tarawih prayers during the month of Ramadan, provided that all precautionary measures are applied, with a commitment to reduce Tarawih prayer, so that it does not exceed half an hour.
It was also agreed not to allow the establishment of any Ramadan tables, as well as not to allow i’tikaaf or tahajjud prayer in mosques, and to emphasize the prohibition of holding any large gatherings in closed places, such as mourning marquees, or celebrations in the role of events, with an emphasis that there is continuous follow-up. From the Ministry of Endowments and the concerned authorities to implement these procedures and adhere to them.
The committee decided to implement the summer appointments for closing and opening shops, restaurants, etc., starting from Saturday April 17th, and assigning the Ministers of Tourism, Antiquities and Local Development to issue the necessary decisions, while adhering to the prescribed presence rates that ensure public safety in restaurants, cafeterias, and others.
During the meeting, it was agreed to resume various sports competitions for juniors, to give sports incentive to students of different educational levels, and not to allow Ramadan courses to be held in open or closed places.