COVID-19 in Egypt: 51 new cases, 7 deaths on Monday

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population reported on Monday reported 51 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths, and 560 recovered cases.

A total of 284,362 cases have been reported in Egypt, alongside 16,535 deaths and 231,259 recovered cases.

Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of Coronavirus Crisis decided in June to lift some COVID-19 restrictions, including a nine pm business curfew, that had been in place since early May.

The committee, headed by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, agreed that restaurants, cafes, shops, and malls may return to summer working hours starting June. 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, and 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.

According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Egypt, which has a population of 104 million.

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.


IMAGE: A woman takes her appointment for a second dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC), in Manama, Bahrain December 24, 2020.

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