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WHO warns Egyptians must follow virus health regulations to prevent Italy scenario

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Representative in Egypt John Jabbour on Tuesday warned that Egypt is at a crossroads in the battle against the coronavirus and failure to abide by the state’s instructions could lead to a scenario similar to Italy and Spain.

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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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Egypt designates numbers on WhatsApp for reporting coronavirus ‘rumors’

Egypt’s cabinet media center said on Wednesday that it has designated two numbers on the mobile call and messaging application WhatsApp for citizens to report “rumors” about the novel coronavirus, warning that those who spread false information about COVID-19 online could face legal measures under the penal code and cybercrime …

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Illegal immigration from Egypt to Europe down to almost zero: IOM chief

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General António Vitorino said on Saturday that the rate of illegal immigration from Egypt to Europe has decreased over the past months to almost zero, thanks to effective measures taken by the Egyptian government.

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