Egyptian Cabinet announces new measures for Eid al-Adha holiday

Spokesperson for the Egyptian Cabinet Nader Saad announced precautionary measures to be implemented starting July 26 and during the Eid al-Adha holiday, to continue the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Saad, commercial and crafts shops, including malls and shops selling goods and providing services will be required to close at 10 pm daily.

Cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, pastry shops, mobile food cartsĀ and similar shops and establishments can remain open to customers until 12 am.

Saad emphasized that public beaches and parks will remain closed during the Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins on Friday, July 31, adding that the Cabinet will discus allowing ticketed parks to reopen at 50 percent capacity following the holiday.

Official conferences and meetings will be allowed at a maximum of 50 participants, provided that the capacity of the hall in which the conference or meeting takes place is no less than 100 people.

Major exhibitions will be allowed starting in October, Saad said, stressing the importance of adhering to preventive and precautionary measures.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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