Members of Parliament start voting on the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution on Thursday- Egypt Today/Hazem abdel-Samad
Members of Parliament start voting on the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution on Thursday- Egypt Today/Hazem abdel-Samad

Egyptian MP donates to daily workers affected by coronavirus crisis

Mon, Mar. 23, 2020
CAIRO – 23 March 2020: A member of the Egyptian Parliament on Sunday announced donating money to daily workers, who were affected by the economic impact of the current coronavirus crisis.

In an interview with Wael Al-Ebrashi on the state-run Al-Oula (Channel 1), MP Mostafa Salem urged other Parliament members to donate to daily workers, who were forced, due to the crisis, to stay at home.

Separately, Farag Amer, the president of Egyptian Smouha Sporting Club, announced establishing a voluntary fund to finance workers affected by the suspension of football activities. He also said he would contribute in order for their salaries to be paid on time.

Earlier in March, the government ordered shutting all sporting clubs from 19:00 to 6:00, until March 31st, as part of national efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Egyptian Football Association (EFA) had also announced that all football-related activities will be suspended for two weeks.

Coronavirus outbreak has had a huge effect on football as many football competitions worldwide has been halted completely due to the coronavirus.

The Health Ministry on Sunday announced 33 new coronavirus cases, all of them are Egyptians, who were in contact with other positive cases, according to Khaled Megahed, the ministry’s spokesman.

The ministry added that the total number of confirmed cases is 327, all positive cases were quarantined at hospitals, he said.

Four more deaths were confirmed; raising the total number to 14.

The new fatalities were a 51-year-old Egyptian woman, an 80-year-old man, a 73-year-old man, and a 56-year-old man.

"Up to 56 coronavirus patients have totally recovered so far," the spokesman said.
 
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