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CAIRO - 30 December 2021: Working time in cafes, shops, restaurants, entertainment avenues, workshops, and malls has been extended for one more hour on Thursday and Friday for the celebrations of New Year’s Eve and Christmas, according to a statement from the Ministry of Local Development on Thursday.
On November 21, 2020, the ministry issued new rules to regulate opening and closing times for shops, and entertainment avenues in winter and summer amid protective measures taken by the government to curb the increasing number of coronavirus cases.
The November decision, which has come into force since December 1, 2020, regulates that commercial malls were allowed to open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm in Summer and to 10:00 pm in winter. The time was extended to one hour on the state’s official holidays.
Regarding the Cafes, public restaurants, and bazaars, the decision stated that they should open from 5:00 am to 1:00 am in Summer and to 12:00 midnight in winter. On the official holidays, the time extended to one hour in the winter.
The closure of workshops and handicraft shops will be at 7:00 pm in summer and 6:00 pm in winter after being opened from 8:00 am. Workshops along the highways and in the petrol stations are excluded from this decision.
Supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, pourtly shops and pharmacies are excluded from the decision.