The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population reported on Wednesday 53 new coronavirus cases, five deaths, and 801 recovered cases.
A total of 284,415 cases have been reported in Egypt, alongside 16,540 deaths and 232,060 recovered cases.
Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of Coronavirus Crisis decided in June to lift some COVID-19 restrictions, including a 9 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.
World Health Organization data says that 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.