Health and Population Minister Ahmed Emad Eldin Rady ordered using medical convoys as mobile hospitals as part of the plan to secure Christmas celebrations.
In statements on Saturday، Rady said that the ministry is keen to provide all medical care for citizens، pointing out well-equipped medical convoys were deployed as part of security plan to cover the celebrations of Christmas.
Egypt's Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar held a meeting on Thursday with top ministry officials and deputies to review plans for securing Christian places of worship for Coptic Christmas celebrations on 7 January. Coptic Orthodox Egyptians، who make up 90 percent of all Christians in the country، celebrate Christmas on 7 January. A minority of non-Orthodox Christians observed the holiday on 25 December.
Over the past two years، terrorist attacks targeting churches during religious holiday seasons have left dozens of Christians killed and injured.
Last week، nine people were killed and four were injured when a gunman opened fire outside the Mar Mina Church in Cairo's Helwan.
On Palm Sunday last April، 47 people were killed in two suicide bombings at the St George Cathedral in Tanta and St Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria.
In December 2016، a suicide bombing targeting Cairo's St Peter and St Paul Church killed 29 people، mostly women and children.
All four attacks were claimed by the terrorist group Daesh.