Food items are seen in a supermarket in Doha, Qatar June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer
CAIRO - 23 March 2020: The Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce launched an initiative to close all shops that operate in fields other than food and strategic commodities for two weeks in support of the state's precautionary measures against the coronavirus.
In a statement on Monday, FEDCOC said the initiative comes to urge the citizens to stay home and avoid crowds to contain the spread of the virus.
FEDCOC President Ibrahim Al Arabi supported the initiative, saying it is important in such critical circumstances which the country faces.
Arabi hailed President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives and decisions aimed to maintain the citizens' health as well as the government's role in managing the crisis.