Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Monday reported 368 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths, and 659 recoveries.
A total of 290,395 cases have been reported in Egypt, alongside 16,801 deaths and 242,623 recoveries.
Daily figures indicate that cases are beginning to steadily rise again – officials warn against a fourth wave of the virus if the number of infections continues to increase.
In June, Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of Coronavirus Crisis lifted some COVID-19 restrictions, including a nine pm business curfew that had been in place since early May.
The committee, headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, agreed that restaurants, cafes, shops, and malls may return to summer working hours.
Businesses may now also operate at 75 percent capacity.
However, there are still rules in place.
Any facility that violates summer hours will receive a fine and be subject to close for two weeks. Repeat violators will be shut down for a month, the committee warned.
Furthermore, restaurants and cafes may not serve shisha (hookah), religious celebrations are banned, and weddings must be held in open areas.
The Health Ministry is currently working to issue QR-coded vaccination certificates for Egyptians and foreigners that receive their doses in the country.
According to the ministry, the certificate costs LE100 for Egyptians and US$10 for non-Egyptians.
As of September 5, World Health Organization data states that 10.4 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Egypt, which has a population of 104 million.