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Six steps the Prison Authority should take immediately in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

As the coronavirus spreads globally, the pandemic raises formidable challenges for prison administrations and governments. If – or rather, when – the virus gets into prisons, it will be nearly impossible to stop it from spreading rapidly on the inside.

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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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Denial, fear and dictatorship: On Egypt’s coronavirus disaster

Every country has struggled to come to terms with the reality of a deadly pandemic. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei’s first reaction was to call coronavirus a “ridiculous disease” used as a pretext by Iran’s enemies to discourage people from voting in parliamentary elections.

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Coronavirus: Rights groups call on UN to urge Egypt to release prisoners

A coalition of rights groups, activists, politicians and members of civil society are calling on the United Nations to ask Egypt to release its political prisoners amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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