Photo courtesy of CPYP petition on Change.org
CAIRO – 29 May 2020: Egypt’s Coordination Committee of Party's Youth Leaders and Politicians (CPYP) has launched an initiative to support health workers all over the world for their heroic role facing the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
CPYP published, Thursday, a
, stating that “In solidarity with the efforts of health care providers, CPYP calls upon individuals, institutions, political parties to join us in showing appreciation for medical workers throughout this crisis by signing this electronic document.”
“Right now, our healthcare workers are on the front-lines of battling the novel corona virus disease (COVID-19) that’s spreading rapidly throughout the world. They are putting themselves in the path of this virus in this unprecedented crisis.” CPYP said in the petition.
It was added that: “Our doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable populations and all of Humanity Thank you — from everyone — for the sacrifices you make, every day and especially during this pandemic. Your dedication, commitment and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration. Your service to patients is saving countless lives and making thousands of differences in our lives.”
Egypt recorded 1,127 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, Thursday, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 20,793.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in the daily briefing that 29 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 845.
The Egyptian government, chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli, shortened the hours of the night-time curfew to start from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for 15 days, in terms of the government’s new decision to cope with and mitigate the effects of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a cabinet meeting attended by Minister of Health Hala Zayed and Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, and other ministers, Madbouli announced that the new decision of the COVID-19 curfew will come into effect on Saturday.
All restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, casinos, night clubs, bars, shopping centers (malls), entertainment avenues, and other local shops will remain closed, the decision added.