CAIRO - 30 March 2020: Minister of Transportation Kamel al-Wazir stated on Sunday that the Ring Road connecting Greater Cairo together will be enlarged to include 7-8 lanes instead of 3-4 by the end of 2020 in addition to improving its lighting and pavement.
Commenting on metro crowdedness ahead of curfew start time, the minister stated in a TV interview over the phone that the number of trains increased to 41 from 36, and that the waiting time between trains was decreased to two minutes instead of five.
The minister added that the trains and stations are sterilized periodically, and that all workers put on masks.
As for railways, the minister stated that a number of buses have been secured to drop off the passengers, whose trains arrive during the curfew to the closest points to their homes in Greater Cairo.
The minister added that free masks are distributed upon train passengers, but urged citizens to bring masks with them just in case the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) runs out of masks.
A partial curfew in Egypt began on March 25 to last for 15 days as a protective measure against the spread of coronavirus among a bundle of rules that include decreasing the working hours of stores and shopping malls, and the closure of restaurants and cafes.
CAIRO - 24 March 2020: Prime Minister MostafaMadbouly 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.
The ministry of Health and Population declared on Sunday that COVID-19 cases rose by 33 for the total figure to become 609, including 132 who completely healed and left the quarantine hospital. The number of deaths became 40 increasing by four.