Society
For locked-down village near Mahalla, solidarity and dignity are keys to surviving quarantine
Basma Mostafa | Some Hayatem residents have chafed at the state’s intervention, choosing to organize themselves.
How COVID-19 broke out at the National Cancer Institute
Rana Mamdouh | The institute's dean and director have given conflicting statements on the source of the outbreak.
The nurse who accompanied her daughter in quarantine
Basma Mostafa | “I begged them to let me go with my daughter."
Q&A | Head of Metallurgical Industries Holding Company: Initiative to provide as many ventilators as possible
Beesan Kassab | What do the manufacture of automobiles and ventilators have in common?
Coronavirus? It’s in God’s hands
Hossam al-Khouly | "What are you worried about, basha, so long as you’re Egyptian? It’s in God’s hands."
In her hands: the work of a hospital janitor during a pandemic
Rana Mamdouh | For 12 years, Um Atef, 57, has worked six days a week in the ICU from 8 am to 6 pm
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After years of siege and war, Gaza ill-equipped to handle coronavirus outbreak
Sharif Abdel Kouddous | Gaza is one of the world’s most densely populated areas making proper quarantine a daunting prospect
On the frontlines of COVID-19: Chronicles of a head nurse
Rana Mamdouh | “We’re all at risk and we have to work. We’re not gonna let people die.”
 
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