Friday 19 November 2021
Books – Osama Ali:
The Media Center of the Council of Ministers denied what was reported about 6 rumors this week, within the framework of the policy of wisdom in responding immediately to rumors and preventing their spread.
“Masrawy” monitors the 6 rumors that the government responded to during the week, as follows:
1- The lack of feasibility of the national project to rehabilitate canals
Some media, websites and social media pages circulated news about the futility of the national project for the rehabilitation of canals.
The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation confirmed that there is no truth to the lack of feasibility of the national project for the rehabilitation of canals, stressing that this project is one of the most important national projects adopted by the state to serve the water system, which is implemented according to a study prepared by the largest consulting office in the Middle East, and the preparation of this study took Three years, and it is being implemented under the supervision of research institutes, technical sectors affiliated with the ministry, and regional universities in the governorates. The project has contributed to solving many farmers’ problems and achieving many gains for them, by delivering irrigation water to the ends of the canals in the required quantities, in a manner that achieves equitable distribution among the lands. This enabled farmers to cultivate waste lands that were located at the ends of canals that had not been irrigated for years, as well as increasing the market value of these lands by 30%, in addition to rationalizing water consumption by 5 to 10% upon completion of the system, in addition to the environmental and aesthetic returns, and maintaining public health.
In a related context, the project aims to rehabilitate about 20,000 km of canals at the level of the various governorates of the Republic in two phases. The rehabilitation of canals with lengths of up to 3,251 km has already been completed, and work is underway to rehabilitate canals of other 4,521 km in length, and to provide the necessary funding to rehabilitate canals with lengths 1945 km, bringing the total lengths covered by the project so far to about 9,717 km, in addition to offering works to rehabilitate mesqas with lengths of up to 466 km, 30 km of which have been completed so far.
2- The spread of measles among children
Some websites and social media pages circulated news about the spread of measles among children in various governorates of the Republic.
The Ministry of Health and Population said that there is no truth to the spread of measles among children in the various governorates of the Republic, indicating that no cases of measles among children were detected in any of the governorates of the Republic.
She pointed out that Egypt has a strong system of basic vaccination programs and surveillance and investigation of epidemic diseases, which works effectively in the early detection and monitoring of any epidemics or diseases that may leak into Egypt, stressing that the state will continue to launch national campaigns in all governorates of the Republic to vaccinate against any epidemic diseases, including Measles and German measles, with the aim of keeping Egypt free of these diseases.
In a related context, the Ministry is preparing to launch a national polio vaccination campaign in the coming days, in addition to launching a schedule of compulsory vaccinations for children, which will be within the first 24 hours of a child’s life, “hepatitis B, hepatitis of infants, and zero-dose polio vaccination, And vaccination against tuberculosis (BCG), and when the child reaches the age of two months, it consists of a polio vaccination, a pentagram against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, hepatitis B and bacterial influenza vaccination, then a vaccination against polio in the fourth, sixth, and ninth months, and vaccination against polio Children, measles, mumps and rubella at 12 months, and vaccination against pertussis, mumps, rubella and diphtheria at 18 months.
3- Buying wheat from farmers at low prices
News spread on some websites and social media pages about the government’s intention to buy wheat from farmers at low prices, causing them financial losses.
The Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade said that it is not correct to buy the wheat crop from farmers at low prices that cause them financial losses, explaining that the price of supplying wheat for the 2021/2022 season was increased by 95 pounds, to reach 820 pounds per ardeb, compared to 725 pounds per ardeb during last season, in order to achieve a suitable profit margin for farmers, and encourage an increase in the cultivated area.
She added, that the prices of local wheat supply for the 2021/2022 season have been determined, according to a careful study that takes into account the global prices for wheat purchase, and the costs needed to grow an acre.
In a related context, the price for the supply of local wheat ardebs for the 2021/2022 season has been set, to be 820 pounds per ardeb weighing 150 kilograms, with a degree of cleanliness of 23.5 carats, and 810 pounds for an ardeb weighing 150 kilograms, with a degree of cleanliness of 23 carats, and 800 pounds for an ardeb weighing 150 kilograms, with a degree of cleanliness. 22.5 carats, provided that the incoming wheat is free from insect infestation, sand and gravel, and with a cleanliness of no less than 22.5 carats.
4- Suspension of studies in schools and universities
News spread on some websites and social media pages regarding the issuance of a decision to suspend studies in all schools, universities and institutes at the level of the Republic.
The Ministries of Education, Technical Education, Higher Education, and Scientific Research said that it was not correct to issue a decision to suspend studies in all schools, universities and institutes at the level of the Republic, and that no decisions were issued in this regard.
And they stressed the regularity of the educational process in each of the schools, universities and institutes at the level of the Republic in a normal manner, according to the time map established for each of them during the current academic year, with a commitment to implement all precautionary measures to preserve the health and safety of students and members of the educational system.
The Ministry of Higher Education confirmed that about 2 million doses of the Corona virus vaccine have been provided in universities, as of November 14, 2021, among faculty members and their assistants, as well as workers and students, provided that the entry of those who are not vaccinated with the Corona vaccine to the university campus is prohibited, starting from Monday corresponding to 15 November 2021, in implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers, and in the context of preserving public peace, health and safety of everyone from infection and the spread of the virus, and periodic disinfection and sterilization operations are carried out for university facilities.
5- Implementation of the combined examination system to evaluate transfer students
Some media, websites and social media pages circulated news regarding the application of the combined examination system to evaluate students of transport classes during the 2021/2022 school year.
The Ministry of Education and Technical Education said that it is not correct to apply the combined examination system to assess students of transportation classes during the 2021/2022 school year, stressing that the two semester exams for transportation class students will be conducted during the current school year 2021/2022, according to the assessment tools used annually so that They are with separate questions for each subject separately, without applying the combined tests in the assessment.
The ministry stated that the combined examination system, which aimed to hold one combined examination in all subjects, was applied due to the exceptional circumstances of the past year.
6- A crisis in the provision of syringes for Corona vaccines
Some media, websites and social media pages circulated news about a crisis in the provision of vaccination syringes with coronavirus vaccines.
The Ministry of Health and Population said that there is no truth to the existence of any crisis in the provision of vaccination syringes with coronavirus vaccines, stressing the availability of a safe stock of syringes necessary to vaccinate citizens with Corona vaccines in all centers and places designated for vaccination.
The ministry explained that there is a strategy to localize medical industries in Egypt to meet local needs, as there are about 152 factories in Egypt to produce medicines and medical supplies needed by the health sector, including syringes, which are manufactured according to the highest international medical standards.
In a related context, the centers and places designated to vaccinate citizens with coronavirus vaccines are being expanded within each governorate, and places are allocated to register citizens on the website of those centers to facilitate them, in addition to making the Ministry of Health hotline available to obtain the vaccine “105” throughout the day directly, To receive citizens’ complaints and answer all questions about the Corona virus, as well as the symptoms associated with vaccination with the vaccine, as well as providing a hotline to amend requests for receiving vaccine doses “15335” for all governorates of the Republic.