Nasr City court closes for 14 days after Corona case detected

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Sat, 09 May 2020 - 10:48 GMT

Court hearing - CC via the blue diamond gallery

Court hearing - CC via the blue diamond gallery

CAIRO – 10 May 2020: Minister of Justice Omar Marwan decided to close Nasr City court for 14 days after a positive Coronavirus case was detected inside the building.

The court will be sterilized, and all hearings that were scheduled to be held inside the court will be transferred to the New Cairo Court in Tagammu el-Khamis district.

On Saturday, work at Cairo Court of Appeal resumes per a decision to start work at different departments as of the second week of May.

Cairo criminal courts will resume work on Sunday after a 45-day hiatus due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), as per a decision by Chairperson of Cairo Court of Appeals Badry Abdel Fattah

More than 8,000 lawsuits were adjourned over this period, including a large number of pending cases, with several defendants on remand.

Since May 1, the criminal courts have started exceptionally for only two days a week to consider time-sensitive cases.

On March 15, 2020, Egypt’s judicial institutions suspended court trials nationwide due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Justice.

Egypt recorded, Friday, 495 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths, which raises the total infected patients of COVID-19 to 8,476 and the total deaths to 503 according to Health Minister’s daily briefing.

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