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Preserving Egypt’s industrial production and exports is a top priority during the Covid-19 crisis, according to experts at a recent seminar.
26.04.20 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has been taking measures to stabilise Egypt’s industrial production during the Covid-19 pandemic, said Nevine Gamea, the minister of trade and industry.

Stretching work shifts in factories to three instead of two to increase production capacity and reducing the number of workers on each shift to guarantee social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus were measures that had been implemented, Gamea said during a recent online seminar organised by the Egyptian Engineering Export Council (EEEC).

“The ministry is committed to continuing production in the manufacturing and commercial fields, while also preserving the health of workers by guaranteeing appropriate environments that take preventative measures into account,” she said.

Some factories were shut down this week for sterilisation after reporting coronavirus cases among their workers, and thousands of workers have been put in self-isolation for 14 days.