FILE- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during a conference in Egypt- press photo
CAIRO - 23 APRIL 2020: "President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi extended his greetings, Thursday, to the Egyptians on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, when Muslims worldwide fast from dusk to dawn.
“With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, I extend my sincere greetings to the great people of Egypt, may God bring blessings upon us and to the Arab and Islamic world.” Sisi stated on Facebook.
He added: “The holy month of Ramadan comes this year amid a very unique condition, as we stand in solidarity and pray to God to preserve our country and give us the ability to face risks and challenges. May God protect Egypt, the Egyptians, and all other peoples of the earth.”
Earlier, Sisi extended his greetings to the Egyptian expats all over the world. He wished the Egyptians more progress and welfare, praying to God to protect Egypt and the entire world.
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa announced on Wednesday evening that the holy month of Ramadan will start on Friday, sending its greetings to President Sisi and the Egyptians.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli announced Thursday, that the night-time curfew hours were shortened to start from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am during the holy month of Ramadan.
In a press conference on the state’s new procedures against the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during the holy month, Madbouli added that the commercial centers are allowed to open over the whole week until 5:00 pm.
The Prime Minister announced that the state and the Egyptians have to cope with COVID-19 impacts via precautionary measures as the disease could exist for a long time.
We have balanced between taking preventive measures against coronavirus and allowing the economy and production to continue, he said, adding that there is a qualitative change that took place in many countries' vision toward fighting coronavirus, including deciding to open the economy, after millions of workers lost their jobs.