Egypt: on the verge of Covid-19 crisis?
Written by Oliver Little on 30 mars 2020
<< You just can’t avoid interacting with large groups of people. People who use the subway for example, the subway in Egypt is insane, it’s always crazily crowded. These people I don’t know how they are going to survive this, because not only do they not have the money to get medicated but they also don’t have another solution, another substitute for taking the subway to work. They have a curfew from 7pm to 6am in the morning. What’s the point? If people can get out, then you just have a lot of crowded people at the opening. You’ll have people in the street from 6am to 7pm. To be honest when it comes to testing, getting treatment, I’m afraid because say if Egypt has more than 10,000 cases the whole country will get it because we do not have enough facilities to accommodate these people. Our hospitals are not that good and even if you are crazily rich you are not going to get that good treatment. We have a lot of old people, and a lot of rural areas that are not equipped to handle any kind of diseases. As a country we weren’t really educated about how to handle these situations. People don’t know what to expect when it comes to something that threatens your life like this. We are using this as an opportunity to show the world that we have a government that can be effective with epidemics like this, but I don’t believe that is the case. People are concerned, but at the same time I don’t think the government is taking any kind of precautionary measures. >>