Banque Misr official says ATMs nationwide supplied with cash during Eid holiday



Fri, 14 May 2021 - 11:27 GMT


Fri, 14 May 2021 - 11:27 GMT

An employee carries money at an exchange office in downtown Cairo – Reuters/Amr Dalsh

An employee carries money at an exchange office in downtown Cairo – Reuters/Amr Dalsh

CAIRO - 14 May 2021: Deputy Chairman of Banque Misr Akef El Maghraby said that ATMs across the country are fed with cash during the holiday of Eid Al-Fitr.

In statements to the state's news agency MENA on Thursday, he added that the bank was keen to supply about 3,000 ATMs nationwide with different banknotes.

All ATMs are equipped with the advanced technologies related to the withdrawal and deposit services, currency exchange, bill payment, donations, and cash transfers, he noted.

Egyptian security forces intensively were deployed in the streets and main squares to secure the celebrations of Eid Al Fitr, according to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior.
More security forces and traffic police were deployed along highways, road axes nationwide, and fully connect to traffic operations rooms, besides activating the role of checkpoints, ambushes, and fixed and mobile centers. All roads and hubs.
Egyptians celebrate Eid Al Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast) amid stricter measures against the coronavirus pandemic nationwide.

Prime Minister Madbouly announced that shops, cafes, restaurants, Ramadan tents and malls will be closed at 9 pm during these two weeks.

He further added that concerts, weddings, meetings and conferences will be banned. 

“Gardens, parks and public beaches will completely closed during Eid al-Fitr holiday,” Madbouly said.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims after fasting in the month of Ramadan as a matter of thanks and gratitude to God. Usually, Eid al-Fitr is a three-day holiday.
MENA contributed to the reporting.



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