News & Analysis: Egypt

COVID-19 in Egypt: Between Governance and Flattening the Curve

“Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population Dr. Hala Zayed speaks about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and what economic and health policies the country has taken to ensure public safety.”

via The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Egypt invites countries to resume tourism in fightback against travel slump

“Egypt’s Foreign Minister has urged countries to resume tourism activity with them, saying they have taken strict procedures to ensure the safety of tourists.”

via Arab News

The challenges African countries face to get hold of the COVID-19 vaccine

“GAVI, the global vaccine alliance, has been securing vaccine candidates to make the vaccine equally accessible to low-income countries. However, the countries may be required to share some of the costs of delivery which is up to $1.60 to $2 per dose. The economies of most African countries may not be able to afford the vaccine delivery.”

via Quartz Africa

Egypt to obtain 20M doses of virus vaccine

“Egypt has agreed with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, to obtain 20 million doses of vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pending emergency approval from the World Health Organization (WHO).”

via Arab News

Egypt’s GDP grows despite pandemic, but so does poverty

“Despite the pandemic and tourism collapse, Egypt is projecting healthy economic growth this year, even as one third of the Arab world’s most populous country remains mired in poverty.”

via Arab News

Egypt to suspend education in event of COVID-19 second wave

“An official source in the Egyptian Ministry of Education said that the number of COVID-19 deaths in educational facilities was three per million, with only 75 cases reported among 25 million students, teachers, administrators, and other individuals working in the country’s education system.”

via Arab News

Egyptian government warns of danger of new coronavirus lockdown

“More than 107,000 have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the pandemic hit Egypt in mid-February 2020, with more than 6,000 fatalities. More than 99,000 have recovered.”

via Arab News

Egypt Warns of Repercussions of Ignoring Virus Safety Measures

“Egypt’s government may be forced to take ‘difficult decisions’ if people continue to ignore safety measures aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said.”

via Bloomberg

For children in Middle East and North Africa, pandemic adds to misery of displacement

“Coronavirus has created new barriers to education for millions of children displaced by Middle East and North Africa conflicts. Up to 50 percent of refugee girls worldwide are at risk of dropping out of school entirely because of COVID-19.”

via Arab News

24 million Egyptian students begin school year amid virus precautions

“School leaders spent the first day of school making announcements to students about essential hygiene and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There was generally a high turnout of students in most schools, despite rumors of classes being canceled”

via Arab News