Coronavirus: Egypt to shut all cafes, malls, sporting clubs overnight until March 31

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The country has so far registered 210 coronavirus cases.



By Reuters

Published: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 1:15 PM

Last updated: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3:24 PM

Egypt will shut all cafes, malls, sporting clubs and nightclubs from 7:00pm until 6:00am local time, starting Thursday, until March 31 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the government said in a statement.
The government said supermarkets and pharmacies were exempt for the closure. The country has so far registered 210 cases of the new respiratory disease, including 6 deaths.
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