Egypt to shut all cafes, malls, sporting clubs overnight until March 31: statement

Published March 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

Egypt will shut all cafes, malls, sporting clubs and nightclubs from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. local time, starting Thursday, until March 31 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the government said in a statement.

The primary school of Omar El Mokhtar is seen closed following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Cairo, Egypt March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Rania Gomaa
The primary school of Omar El Mokhtar is seen closed following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Cairo, Egypt March 16, 2020. (REUTERS/Rania Gomaa/MANILA BULLETIN)

The government said supermarkets and pharmacies were exempt for the closure. The country has so far registered 210 cases of the new respiratory disease, including 6 deaths.

 
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