How Egyptian Security Services Managed Corona Crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Ahmed Mawlana

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With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Egypt, the military and security services have increasingly become involved in confronting the coronavirus at the expense of other government bodies, including the implementation and monitoring of the curfew, the provision of treatment supplies from abroad and transporting health care-related logistical supplies, the collection of information about the infected cases and monitoring their movements, and controlling dissemination of information on real numbers of the dead and infected persons, with the aim of controlling societal reactions and avoiding the repercussions of transparency with respect to numbers of victims that may highlight the failure of the health service system, and accordingly exacerbate the societal tensions and economic crises.

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