Work to resume at Egyptian courts after Eid al-Fitr

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Wed, 13 May 2020 - 12:47 GMT

Court hearing - CC via the blue diamond gallery

Court hearing - CC via the blue diamond gallery

CAIRO – 13 May 2020: Work at courts will resume gradually following Eid al-Fitr “Feast of Breaking the Fast” accompanied by precautionary measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

Among these measures are determining the number of attendees of each hearing in accordance with the size and the capacity of the room hosting the hearing; leaving a safe distance between people; judges, lawyers, litigants and employees will wear medical masks and the venue will be cleansed daily.

On May 16, work at Cairo Court of Appeal will resume as per a decision to start work at different departments as of the second week of May.

Cairo criminal courts will resume work on May 17 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 new 346 cases of COVID-19 cases on May 11 after it reached the highest figure (495 cases) at the beginning of this week, according to the Ministry of Health’s daily briefing.


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