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Egyptian municipality workers disinfect the Giza pyramid complex on the southwestern outskirts of the capital Cairo as part of protective measures against the spread of coronavirus…

Egypt has registered 40 new COVID-19 case, raising the country’s total number to 442, health minister Hala Zayed said in a press conference on Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

The minster also confirmed one death from the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21. A total of 93 people have recovered, she noted, highlighting the critical coming three weeks for containing the spread of the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced a package of procedures to control the spread of the COVID-19 including a partial curfew and extension of schools and universities closure and flights suspension, vowing to punish any violator of the anti-virus measures under emergency laws.

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A municipal worker cleans at the Giza Pyramids as a prevention measure due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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The closed complex of the Giza Pyramids is empty of visitors, in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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Municipal workers sanitize the areas surrounding the Giza pyramids complex in hopes of curbing the coronavirus outbreak in Egypt, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)