Egyptian police patrolling streets during curfew imposed as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19 - Egypt Today Egyptian police patrolling streets during curfew imposed as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19 - Egypt Today

Egypt’s Interior Ministry reveals curfew violations figure in 24 hours

Mon, Mar. 30, 2020
CAIRO - 30 March 2020: The Ministry of Interior revealed that the curfew was broken by 1,816 individuals, 78 vehicles, 51 motorcycles, and 32 three-wheel vehicles (Toktok) over the past 24 hours.

The partial curfew - which began on March 25 and is set to last for 15 days - starts at 7p.m. and ends at 6a.m. Yet, stores and shopping malls have to close earlier at 5p.m. but that rule was broken by 83 shops in 24 hours.

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 police fined 213 stores, cafes, restaurants, and shopping malls, and 73 private tutoring centers. As private tutoring centers were banned earlier this month, a large number of them were shut down, bringing thetotal figure to 12,531 across the country.

Furthermore, the police broke 571 market manipulationcases, including 251 cases pertinent to monopoly, product hiding to create a deficiency in supply, and price manipulation.

Egypt declares partial curfew for 15 days starting Wednesday

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.
 
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