Egypt restored subsidies for 1.8 million since February: ministry

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Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 12:54 GMT

Egyptian subsidized bread in a governmental bakery in Helwan district, southern Cairo- May 9, 2018- Egypt Today- Samar Samir

Egyptian subsidized bread in a governmental bakery in Helwan district, southern Cairo- May 9, 2018- Egypt Today- Samar Samir

CAIRO - 1 October 2019: Egypt has returned 1.8 million people to its food staples subsidy program since February following earlier cuts, the supply ministry said on Tuesday.

The statement follows a tweet by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday in which he said he understood the negative impact of subsidy cuts for some citizens.

The program provides subsidized goods to more than 60 million out of Egypt’s population of nearly 100 million.

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