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Egyptian lawmaker calls for free COVID-19 tests as Cairo accused of profiteering

Egyptian lawmaker Samir Ghattas, an independent, called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to facilitate free coronavirus testing during a March 16​ parliamentary session, a few days after activists accused the government of taking advantage of the crisis.

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Egypt authorities take additional measures to curb coronavirus spread and stimulate economy

The government on Thursday ordered the closure of all restaurants, cafes, casinos, amusement parks, nightclubs, bars and commercial centers from 7 pm to 6 am every day until March 31 as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The decision does not apply to delivery services …

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Egypt adopts raft of measures to combat coronavirus spread

Forty additional people have tested positive for COVID-19, and two more people have died due to complications from the virus, the Health Ministry announced on Monday night. According to the ministry’s statement, the new positive cases include 35 Egyptian nationals and five foreign nationals, eight of whom returned from the …

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