Egypt reports first decline in new coronavirus cases for a week

A man wears a face shield and a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in downtown Cairo, after Egypt's government made wearing masks mandatory in public places and public transport, in Cairo, Egypt May 31, 2020. (REUTERS)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Egypt reports first decline in new coronavirus cases for a week

  • Egypt confirmed 1,399 new cases of the novel coronavirus

CAIRO: Egypt confirmed 1,399 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, the health ministry said, its first decline for a week.
That is down from 1,536 reported the day before, but still almost double the number on the same day a week ago.
Egypt has reported a total of 26,384 cases, of which 6,297 have recovered and 1,005 died, the ministry said. 


Kuwait shuts down dozens of shops for violating coronavirus precautionary

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Kuwait shuts down dozens of shops for violating coronavirus precautionary

  • About 1,142 warnings were issued during inspections of 1,197 shops
  • A total of 206 fines were issued for violations at shops where people failed to wear face masks and safety gloves

DUBAI: Kuwait’s Municipality has shut down 46 shops during the Eid Al-Adha holiday for violating the precautionary health instructions released by authorities, state news agency KUNA reported.
About 1,142 warnings were issued during inspections of 1,197 shops, the municipality said in a statement.
A total of 206 fines were issued for violations at shops where people failed to wear face masks and safety gloves to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it added.
Inspection visits also found 73 illegal livestock outlets and imposed 42 fines against illegal street vendors. Seven unlicensed butchers were also referred to authorities.