Egyptian gov’t encourages women to avoid pregnancy during COVID-19

“The Ministry of Health in Egypt has called on women to postpone their pregnancies because of the coronavirus. The ministry issued a statement saying that delaying pregnancy during the spread of COVID-19 was a necessity. It said new discoveries have linked the virus to blood clots that may affect the placenta and the fetus’ nutrition.”

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Egypt to reopen cafes, places of worship, shisha ban stays

“Egypt will partially reopen cafes, restaurants, places of worship, cinemas and sporting clubs on Saturday, relaxing a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced.”

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Egypt confirms highest daily rise of new COVID-19 cases and deaths

“Egypt on Saturday confirmed 1,677 new coronavirus cases and 62 deaths, the health ministry said, the highest daily increase for both counts.”

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More than 3,000 repatriated Egyptians arrive in Cairo

“Twenty-three special flights carrying 3,346 Egyptians have arrived in Cairo as part of the country’s efforts to repatriate stranded nationals amid the coronavirus outbreak, as reported by local daily Ahram Online.”

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Cairo mosque resumes Friday prayers with pandemic plea

“Egypt’s mosques will follow protective guidelines when they reopen, with worshippers wearing face masks, keeping a safe distance and each having their own prayer mat.”

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Egyptian government prepares new economic stimulus package

“The Egypt government has introduced a new economic stimulus package in light of the economic setbacks caused by the coronavirus disease pandemic and the country’s subsequent lockdown.”

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Egyptian doctors call for more facilities to handle pandemic

“The Egyptian Doctors Syndicate said the Health Ministry failed to provide its members with the proper protection to ensure their safety while caring for patients with COVID-19.”

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Sudan inflation soars to 99% as food prices rise

“The inflation rate in April shot up from 82 percent the previous month due to increased prices of grains, meat, milk and bread, according to the Sudanese Central Bureau of Statistics. Despite Sudan’s political transition, which has raised hopes of more reforms, the economy remains in deep crisis.”

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