Al-Sisi who claims that he meets people in the streets without his guards, and that the army is fully united, is addressing the Military Academy cadets from behind a bulletproof glass barrier.
According to Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al Sisi on Saturday, 12 December 2020, went on an inspection tour of the Military Academy, where he shared the academy cadets their morning sports activities and had breakfast with them.
The strange thing is that during his speech at the academy, Sisi, who always claims that he meets people in the streets without his guards, and that the army is completely united, was addressing the students of the military academy from behind a bulletproof glass barrier. Here arises an important question: why is Sisi afraid of low-rank officers and even military academy cadets?!
According to Bassam Rady, Sisi congratulated fresh students, asserting his keenness on closely following up all the measures and admission tests needed to join the academy. He also commended the cadets for their high competence as well as physical and mental fitness, urging them to uphold the noble values of the Armed Forces to set a role model in discipline and desire to learn for all Egyptian youth, Rady said.
“Sisi also touched upon the results of his recent visit to France, and gave an outline of the State’s approach to handling the COVID-19 crisis, citing the arrival of the first batch of a Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 from the UAE,” Rady added.
It is noteworthy that recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US a national public health institute and a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, has warned American citizens against travelling to Egypt, stating that the COVID-19 level in Egypt is very high.
“Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 in Egypt; Travelers should avoid all travel to Egypt,” CDC stated, adding “Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from the pandemic. Airports, bus stations, train stations, and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus. These are also places where it can be hard to social distance. If you travel, take steps before, during, and after travel to keep yourself and others from getting COVID-19,” the CDC advised American citizens.
“Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production Gen. Mohamed Zaki and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid accompanied Sisi during his visit,” Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.