Several factories across Egypt have been forced to shut down in recent weeks as the coronavirus has spread and factory workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Food manufacturer Bel Egypt, which owns the processed cheese brand La Vache Qui Rit, shut down its plant in 10th of Ramadan City. A number of other factories, including a Nestle plant in 6th of October City, two Lecico ceramics factories in Alexandria’s Borg al-Arab, a Samsung plant in Beni Suef, a food manufacturing plant at Quwaysna’s industrial zone in Monufiya, and a ready-to-wear clothing factory in the village of Hayatem in Mahalla, have also closed.

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