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Three villages north of Cairo emerge from lockdown

Egyptian authorities isolated three villages to contain the spread of the coronavirus, as hospitals outside the capital struggle to keep up with the increasing number of infections.

Shanshur, a small village in Monufia governorate, north of Cairo, was under full lockdown May 11-22 after 15 of its inhabitants tested positive for the novel coronavirus and three others died of the disease.

The lockdown was first imposed for a week and then renewed for another week in the village along with other two nearby villages: Brasim and Kom Ayad.

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