Egypt coronavirus cases top 100,000: ministry

Egypt coronavirus cases top 100,000: ministry
In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a street is empty during curfew hours due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security forces have arrested two journalists, including one sick with COVID-19, the latest step in a sweeping crackdown on news media during the pandemic, an international press watchdog reported Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP)
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Updated 08 September 2020

Egypt coronavirus cases top 100,000: ministry

Egypt coronavirus cases top 100,000: ministry
  • The North African country of more than 100 million people had imposed a night-time curfew from March to June
  • The new school year is set to start in October with a mix of classroom and online teaching

CAIRO: Egypt has detected more than 100,000 Covid-19 infections and reported 5,541 deaths from the virus disease, the health ministry said Tuesday.
The North African country of more than 100 million people had imposed a night-time curfew from March to June to curb the spread of the illness but since eased restrictions.
Daily life has since returned in the largest Arab country, with cafes, restaurants and tourist sites again open to the public.
Prayers in mosques and churches have also resumed, with social distancing and mask-wearing enforced.
The new school year is set to start in October with a mix of classroom and online teaching.
The total number of reported cases reached 100,041 Tuesday, including 79,008 recoveries, the ministry said.