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Egypt to close shops, parks during Eid El-Fitr

Egypt to close shops, parks during Eid El-Fitr
The nationwide nighttime curfew will begin at 5 p.m

Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt announced the closure of all shops, restaurants, shopping malls, parks, and beaches during Eid El-Fitr starting from Sunday, 24 May, until Friday, 29 May, to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

All public transport will be suspended during the week, prime minister Mostafa Madbouly said in a press conference on Sunday.

The nationwide nighttime curfew will begin at 5 p.m., Madbouly added.

By 30 May, shops will be reopened and the curfew will be extended for two weeks to start at 8 p.m. and end at 6 a.m.

Starting from mid-June, sports clubs, youth centres, and restaurants will be reopened gradually with certain precautionary measures.

The number of COVID-19 infections reached 11,719 after the detection of 491 new cases on Saturday. The death toll amounted to 612 and the number of recoveries reached 2,950.