DUBAI: Egypt has ramped up penalties for people who will violate curfew and hoard essential goods, as the country struggles with COVID-19, local daily Ahram Online has reported on Friday.
Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered in a statement to take necessary legal actions against offenders.
Curfew violators could face jail term and a fine of up to $250, according to the statement. People who hoard essential commodities could also be subject to the same punishment, with fines reaching up to $127,000 or 2 million Egyptian pounds.
Other punishable offenses were outlined in the statement, including producing counterfeit goods, monopolizing and hiking prices of products.
Egypt’s coronavirus infections stood at 865 on Saturday.