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Reports of COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Egypt, with 127 new cases on Friday

Egypt’s Health Ministry on Friday confirmed 127 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 282,864.

The total number of COVID-19-related deaths has now reached 16,368 nationwide, after the ministry announced 17 deaths.

And 342 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising Egypt’s total number of fully-recovered cases to 217,324.

Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of Coronavirus Crisis has decided to lift some COVID-19 restrictions, including a 9 pm business curfew, that have 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 closing 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.

Madbouly announced at the beginning of June that 2.5 million citizens have received a vaccine against COVID-19, out of Egypt’s population of 102 million.

The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Supply, Medical Supply and Medical Technology Administration (UPA) announced in mid-June that it has secured over 46 million COVID-19 doses during the fiscal year 2020/2021.

Egypt’s Prime Minister added that Egypt has also produced one million doses of coronavirus vaccines thus far.

The country aims to vaccinate 40 percent of its citizens by the end of 2021.

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