Egyptian Cabinet excludes supermarkets, gas stations from 2-week curfew

The Egyptian Cabinet announced on Wednesday that beginning May 6, all shops, restaurants, and cafés must close at 9 pm, in order to slow the nationwide spread of coronavirus.

The cabinet chose to exclude several shop categories from the decision, including restaurants and cafeterias located in hotels, grocery stores, supply grocers, vegetable, fruit, meat, poultry, and fish shops, pharmacies, and supermarkets.

Licensed wholesale markets, gas stations, and car maintenance centers also are excluded from the cabinet’s curfew.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm 

IMAGE: A man wearing a protective face mask shops at Exception Market before the start of night-time curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19 in Cairo, Egypt March 26. (REUTERS)

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