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Egypt shuts schools, universities for two weeks as virus cases increase

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Egypt will suspend schools and universities for two weeks starting March 15 amid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi also called for a 100 billion Egyptian pound ($6.38 billion) fund to finance the state’s “comprehensive plan” for tackling the disease, the statement said.

The country has so far registered 93 cases of the new coronavirus, with two fatalities.

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