Egypt sends aid to 30 African countries

“Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ordered the delivery of $4 million worth of medical aid to 30 African countries to help them combat coronavirus.”

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Egyptian startup turns shipping containers into COVID-19 clinics

“Two Cairo millennials have brought shipping-container architecture to Egypt, converting 20-foot-long metal hulks into everything from pop-up restaurants to corporate offices.”

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Egypt allows coronavirus tests on arrival for tourists

“Visitors to Egypt will no longer have to produce a negative coronavirus test to enter the country after fears that tourists would cancel their holidays because of the requirement. Instead, the country’s civil aviation authority told airlines that visitors could get a polymerase chain reaction test upon arrival at these international airports for $30.”

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Optimism in Egypt despite strict virus protocols

“Following a government decision, EgyptAir will ask passengers arriving in the country to submit a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival. Waheed Assem, a board member of the Tourist Chambers, said while the government decision has caused controversy in the tourism industry, he remains optimistic about the outcome.”

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Egypt’s unemployment rate rises due to coronavirus

“Egypt’s unemployment rate rose to 9.6 percent in the second quarter of 2020 compared with 7.5 percent a year earlier, due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

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Egypt’s homeless children hit hard by pandemic scourge

“Young people and children who roam the streets are among the poorest and are regularly exposed to verbal, physical and sexual violence and exploitation. The novel coronavirus, which has killed nearly 4,000 people and infected around 83,000 more in Egypt, has compounded their vulnerability, as the country battles an economic downturn and access to support is reduced due to lockdown measures.”

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Deadly virus spreading in Egypt prisons

“At least 14 prisoners have died from likely COVID-19 complications in scantly-monitored outbreaks of the disease at Egyptian detention centers.”

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Egypt welcomes 6,000 tourists after resuming flights

“Egypt received 6,000 tourists at the beginning of July after resuming flights that were previously suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said people from Switzerland, Ukraine and Belarus made up the greatest percentage of tourists in Egypt during this period.”

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Stranded Egyptians return from Sudan, Kuwait and Qatar

“Hundreds of Egyptians who had been stranded overseas because of the COVID-19 pandemic returned to Egypt on Wednesday as the country reopened its airports, which have been closed for three months.”

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Egyptian Premier League set for late summer restart amid coronavirus pandemic

“The start of August will see the Egyptian Premier League become the latest football competition to resume the 2019-20 season after the interruption brought about by the spread of the COVID-19. The league had been suspended since March 14, 2020 as fears of pandemic brought almost all sporting competitions around the world to a halt.”

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