Egypt’s curfew hours now from 8 pm to 5 am: Minister

The Egyptian government has amended the nation’s curfew starting Sunday to begin at eight pm until five am, Minister of Information Osama Heikal said.

In a meeting with the Presidential advisor for Health and Precautionary Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag al-Din, Health Minister Hala Zayed and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Heikal said the government is working together in an integrated manner to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

He added that the government is eager to provide citizens with timely information, and stressed that governmental statements are the only reliable source of information.

Confronting this crisis requires solidarity between citizens and the government, Heikal said, with the state working in accordance to scientific measures that require participation from citizens in order to curb the ongoing outbreak.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly also met with Information Minister Heikal, Higher Education Minister Abdel Ghaffar, Health Minister Zayed and Interior Minister Mohamed Tawfik to discuss supplying hospitals with all medical supplies needed against the coronavirus, and to activate crisis committees across the nation.

Madbouly said earlier this month that life in Egypt will begin to return back to normal by mid-June, with restrictions currently in place to be lifted.

Precautionary measures to coexist with the coronavirus will remain in place even after life returns to normal, he added, the most important of which is wearing face masks in public.

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