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CAIRO - 29 March 2020: The Ministry of Interior has detected hundreds of violations of the rules set by the Cabinet to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in less than one week.
The measures that went into effect on March 25 include the closure of stores, the shopping malls and service outlets from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., and the shutdown of restaurants and cafes for 15 days.
The police fined 213 stores, cafes, restaurants, and shopping malls, and 73 private tutoring centers. As private tutoring centers were banned earlier this month, and a large number of them were shut down, the total figure becomes 12,531 across the country.
Furthermore, the police broke market manipulation 571 cases, including 251 cases pertinent to monopoly, product hiding to create a deficiency in supply, and price manipulation.
On March 25, prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced a bundle of protective measures against COVID-19, including a partial curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. starting March 26 for 15 days.
CAIRO - 24 March 2020: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held a press conference on Tuesday to announce a bunch of strict protective measures taken in the face of the coronavirus pandemic starting Wednesday for 15 days. First, a curfew takes place between 7:00 p.m until 6:00 a.m.