Egypt set to take firm decisions to combat 2nd COVID-19 wave



Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 02:40 GMT


Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 02:40 GMT

Egypt's Cabinet - FILE

Egypt's Cabinet - FILE

CAIRO – 3 November 2020: Egyptian Cabinet’s Spokesperson Nader Saad revealed in several TV statements that the government is about to take a number of strict decisions in the context of its fight against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.


The decisions come as the infection rates recorded are increasing on a daily basis, which required a firm interference to protect citizens as a second wave has forced some European countries to lockdown again.


Atop of the decisions expected to be announced Wednesday is a L.E. 4,000 fine against any citizen not wearing a mask in closed places.


The decisions further include increasing the amount of flu vaccine available for public from 500,000 syringes to 2.5 million shots, in addition to closing any schools for 28 days if recorded infection cases.


For cafés and restaurants, there will be inspection campaigns to ensure all precautionary measures are applied, while determining closure time for them that have one hour difference between summer and winter seasons.


Restaurants will close its doors at 12 p.m. in winter, while extend by an hour during summer.


All medicines and medical supplies should be provided in large quantities at hospitals and pharmacies.


There will be more flexibility when dealing with shops and restaurants in tourist governorates regarding closing times.



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