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Egypt enforces two-week curfew from 7 PM to 6 AM

Egypt enforces two-week curfew from 7 PM to 6 AM
Downtown Cairo - (Photo Archive)

Cairo - Mubasher: The Prime Minister of Egypt, Moustafa Madbouly, announced on Monday that the government will impose a curfew on main roads during night time for two weeks, starting Wednesday 25 March 2020.

It prohibits commuting on public roads from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following day for the coming 15 days.

The move comes in response to the orders of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to the cabinet to increase the precautionary and preventive measures against the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

All shops and commercial outlets will be closed from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and entirely on weekend days (Fridays and Saturday), with the exception of supermarkets, pharmacies, and bakeries.

Among the new measures is suspending work at a number of government entities, and public transportation services during curfew hours, and limiting the work of restaurants to home delivery services.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister has allocated an additional EGP 1 billion to the Ministry of Health to provide the needed protective medical equipment.