Egypt’s curfew hours reduced in Ramadan

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Thursday that Egypt’s curfew hours will be shortened during Ramadan, and will start at nine pm instead of eight pm, and will last until six am.

Madbouly added, in a televised speech following the cabinet meeting, that shops and commercial centers will be open throughout the week until five pm.

Madbouly also announced a number of decisions regarding coronavirus precautionary measures in Egypt.

According to Madbouly, citizens are prohibited from traveling all across the country or from traveling on any roads from seven pm to six am, for a period of two weeks.

All restaurants, and similar shops and establishments that offer food service to the public should remain closed, and will be limited to home delivery service until seven pm.

Services provided to citizens by ministries and governorates, such as notary services, civil registry, traffic licenses, work permits, and passports will be suspended.

All sports and public clubs, youth centers and gyms will remain closed nationwide.

Study at schools, institutes, kindergartens, and universities, as well as any student gatherings in private lessons, will be prohibited for two weeks.

Hospitals and medical centers and medical staff will continue to provide services, as well as post offices — to disburse salaries and pensions.

Madbouly said that anyone who violates the provisions of the resolution will be punished with imprisonment or a fine not exceeding LE4,000.

On April 8, Mostafa Madbouly decided to extend the curfew, and extended all other precautionary measures against coronavirus.

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