More than 100 million personal protection products were distributed, and students took the exams wearing face masks and gloves, state media reported.
Students lined up outside their schools, got their temperatures checked, and practiced social distancing inside classrooms. Bottles of hand sanitizer were readily available, and all the spaces had been disinfected in advance.
Despite the measures taken, worry of spreading the coronavirus still loomed.
Egypt has reported at least 55,233 total cases and 2,193 coronavirus-related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.