14 March 2020 – Schools and universities closed for 2 weeks among other social distancing measures

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

Overview: Egypt shuts down schools and universities for two weeks. The suspension of classes from Sunday follows previously announced measures including the cancellation of large public gatherings, restrictions on the time allocated for mass prayers and the halting of local football league matches for two weeks. Egypt has also taken measures aimed at reassuring tourists that it is safe to visit the country after passengers contracted the coronavirus on a Nile river cruise ship.
Full details here: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/365268/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-closes-schools-and-universities-for-two-week.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, International – academic
Evidence/Justification: Social distancing is a must to confront the viral outbreak and to flatten the infection curve, therefore, schools and universities are closed to minimize the infection spreading