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July 14, 2020

  • Egypt now has 83,001 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 931 infections yesterday.
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 77 as of yesterday. The total death toll is now 3,935. We now have a total of 24,975 cases who have fully recovered.

July 13, 2020

  • Egypt now has 82,070 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 912 infections yesterday.
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 89 as of yesterday. The total death toll is now 3,858. We now have a total of 24,419 cases who have fully recovered.
  • Some 273 nurseries across 14 governorates have been cleared to resume working

July 12, 2020

  • Egypt now has 81,158 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 923 infections yesterday.
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 67 as of yesterday. The total death toll is now 3,769. We now have a total of 23,876 cases who have fully recovered.
  • EU travel restrictions do not prevent European tourists from traveling to Egypt

July 9, 2020

  • Egypt now has 78,304 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,025 infections yesterday.
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 75 as of yesterday. The total death toll is now 3,564. We now have a total of 22,241 cases who have fully recovered.
  • Around 1k tourism companies have obtained health and safety certificates to resume operations

July 8, 2020

  • Egypt now has 77,279 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,057 infections yesterday.
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 67 as of yesterday. The total death toll is now 3,489. We now have a total of 21,718 cases who have fully recovered.

July 7, 2020

  • Egypt now has 76,222 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 969 new infections yesterday 
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 79 as of yesterday. The total death toll is now 3,422. We now have a total of 21,238 cases who have fully recovered.
  • That’s the lowest single-day toll of new cases since 27 May when the Health Ministry reported 910 new infections.
  • Some 3k tourists have visited Red Sea governorates since the international flight ban was lifted on 1 July

July 6, 2020

  • Egypt now has 75,253 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,218 new infections yesterday 
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 63 as of yesterday. We now have a total of 20,726 cases who have fully recovered.

July 5, 2020

  • Egypt now has 74,035 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,324 new infections yesterday 
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 79 as of yesterday. We now have a total of 20,103 cases who have fully recovered.
  • Inbound EgyptAir flights are flying at more than 90% capacity
  • Egypt could lose out on more than 3% of its GDP — equivalent to USD 7.7 bn — if international tourism remains at a standstill for four months, according to a report (pdf) from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

July 1, 2020

  • Egypt now has 68,311 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,557 new infections yesterday 
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 81 as of yesterday 
  • We now have a total of 18,460 cases that have fully recovered
  • Egypt's international airspace officially reopens this morning, allowing regularly scheduled commercial flights in and out of the country for the first time since the government imposed a ban in March
  • Hotels, tour operators, restaurants, and tourism transport companies can now apply for credit facilities with a tenor of three years

 

June 30, 2020

  • Egypt now has 66,754 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,566 new infections yesterday 
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 83 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 2,872
  • We now have a total of 17,951 cases that have fully recovered
  • At least seven covid-19 patients died in a fire at the isolation ward of Badrawy Hospital in Alexandria
  • Nurseries will be operating at 50% capacity and all staff will be required to wear masks
  • Cairo Airport is installing 40 thermal cameras at a cost of EGP 7 mn
  • CIB saw e-banking transactions double and smart wallet subscribers increase by 12% during March and April

 

June 29, 2020

  • Egypt now has 65,188 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,265 new infections yesterday 
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 81 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 2,789
  • We now have a total of 17,538 cases that have fully recovered
  • Following World Health Organization guidelines, the Health Ministry is now considering any covid-19 patient who shows no symptoms for 10 days as being fully recovered
  • Matrouh’s El Negelah Hospital, the country’s first dedicated covid-19 quarantine facility, is resuming operations as a full-service hospital and will no longer be limited to operating as a quarantine facility

 

June 28, 2020

  • Egypt now has 63,923 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,168new infections yesterday 
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 88 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 2,708
  • 18,658 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 17,140 fully recovered

 

June 25, 2020

  • Egypt now has 59,561 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,420 new infections yesterday 
  • 17,022 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 15,535 fully recovered
  • Six professional footballers tested positive for covid-19
  • EgyptAir will resume flying to 29 destinations by mid-July, with 22 destinations available for booking on 1 July

June 24, 2020

  • Egypt now has 58,141 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,323 new infections yesterday 
  • 17,022 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 15,535 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 87 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 2,365
  • Curfew to be lifted on Saturday as part of phased reopening plan. The nighttime curfew will be lifted as the government moves to gradually end the lockdown. The order imposes new, permanent and shorter opening hours for shops, malls, eateries and cafes.  Shops and malls will have to close at 9pm and restaurants and coffeeshops will have to lock up by 10pm.
  • All sites will only be permitted to operate at a maximum 25% capacity.
  • Public parks and beaches will remain closed until further notice. This does not apply to resorts and private compounds
  • Places of worship will be allowed to partially reopen to the public as of Saturday — but Friday prayers and weekly mass remain suspended until further notice.
  • Hotels will see their maximum occupancy rate raised to 50% from a current 25%.

 

June 23, 2020

  • Egypt now has 56,809 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,576 new infections yesterday 
  • 16,613 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 15,133 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 85 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 2,278
  • Egypt could have more than 600k covid-19 cases according to a survey conducted by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (better known as Baseera).
  • The most common symptom among Egyptians is a high fever
  • Rameda to manufacture Avigan substitute, Anviziram, to treat covid-19
  • Vezeeta is recruiting new employees across MENA — including in Egypt — on a work-from-home basis amid rising demand for digital healthcare solutions.
  • Chinese smartphone company Oppo has donated 15k food boxes to families impacted by covid-19.

June 22, 2020

  • Egypt now has 55,233 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,475 new infections yesterday 
  • 16,214 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 14,736 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 87 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 2,193
  • As part of a bid to reduce footfall in branches, The Central Bank of Egypt has extended until 15 September its decision to exempt EGP-denominated transfers between local banks from fees and commissions.

 

June 21, 2020

  • Egypt now has 53,758 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,547 new infections yesterday 
  • 15,779 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 14,327 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 89 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 2,106
  • The Health Ministry has new authority to enforce the mandatory wearing of face masks in public. The fine for not wearing a mask ranges from EGP 300-5k, while the fine for not complying with burial safety measures is EGP 5k-10k, or more if violence is involved.
  • EgyptAir has advised travelers boarding international flights to arrive at the airport 4.5 hours ahead of time.
  • The World Travel and Tourism Council has designated Egypt a safe and hygienic travel destination.
  • The Trade and Industry Ministry has extended an export ban on surgical masks and rubbing alcohol for three months.

June 17, 2020

  • Egypt now has 47,856 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,567 new infections yesterday 
  • 14,144 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 12,730 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 94  as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,776
  • Egypt to receive possible covid-19 treatment without charge from Japan but ofcourse its efficacy is still unproven
  • An additional 100 Egyptian factories have started producing masks this month
  • E-commerce sales in Egypt have gone up 80% since the beginning of the outbreak, says Jumia CEO Hisham Safwat
  • EgyptAir won’t be raising ticket prices wen it returns to the skies on the first of July
  • Professional footballers will be back on the field on 25 July for tournaments and begin training starting from June 20th as part of the government's plan to gradually begin the opening of clubs

June 16, 2020

  • Egypt now has 46, 289 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,691 new infections yesterday 
  • 13,732 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 12,329 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 97  as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,672
  • The Health Ministry and Speed Medical will be offering RT-PCR tests for the virus that causes covid-19 at drive-thru facilities at Ain Shams, Cairo University, 6 October University and Future University starting Thursday
  • Ain Shams University has fully equipped a 200-bed field hospital to treat patients
  • A number of private-sector pharma companies have been given the green light to manufacture vitamin C, zinc and food supplements
  • Valu, EFG Hermes’ consumer finance arm, has seen online purchases skyrocket during the pandemic to exceed 50% of total volumes
  • France will finance Egypt’s acquisition of EUR 15 mn worth of medical equipment

 

June 15, 2020

  • Egypt now has 44,598 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,618 new infections yesterday 
  • 13,332 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 11,931 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 91  as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,575
  • Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhi will announce plans to reopen sporting clubs and youth centers at a press conference today
  • All airports are reopening to regularly scheduled international commercial flights as of 1 July

 

June 14, 2020

  • Egypt now has 42,980 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,677 new infections yesterday 
  • 12,919 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 11.528 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 62 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,484
  • Sports activities and events will be resumed in August and training camps for athletes will be allowed to restart in July
  • A total of 232 hotels in 13 governorates are now permitted to operate at reduced capacity

June 11, 2020

  • Egypt now has 38,284 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,455 new infections yesterday 
  • 11,583 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 10,289 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 36 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,342
  • Egypt could face employment challenges at home in a post-pandemic world given that 70% of Egyptians working abroad are employed in hard-hit Gulf countries.
  • The Egyptian Medical Syndicate is calling for the Health Ministry to step up efforts to provide frontline workers with personal protective equipment after the death of 50 doctors.
  • Rise of a new black market for selling blood plasma of recovered patients and selling it for 30K a pop.

June 10, 2020

  • Egypt now has 36,829 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,385 new infections yesterday 
  • 11,071 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 9,786 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 35 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,306

June 9, 2020

  • Egypt now has 35,444 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,365 new infections yesterday 
  • 10,618 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 9,375 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 34 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,271
  • The ministry is providing at-home treatment and medical care to some 9k people suspected to have contracted the virus
  • Amid the pandemic, online payments are thriving, Fawry has seen a 250% increase in payment volumes
  • Restaurants at tourism sites, markets, museums and cultural heritage sites are getting a three-month rent holiday for June, July and August,

 

June 8, 2020

  • Egypt now has 34,079 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,467 new infections yesterday 
  • 10,131  confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 8,961 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 39 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,237
  • Central Bank Governor Tarek Amer has instructed the country’s banks to cover the medical costs of employees and their families in the case of an infection

June 7, 2020

  • Egypt now has 32,612 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,497 new infections yesterday 
  • 9,603 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 8,538 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 32 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,198
  • The Health Ministry has reduced the need for ventilators and increased recovery rates by using convalescent plasma therapy.
  • CIB is waiving transfer fees on internet banking and hiking caps on transactions to encourage more customers to bank online.

June 4, 2020

  • Egypt now has 28,615 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,079 new infections yesterday 
  • 8,371 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 7,350 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 36 as of yesterday and the total death toll is now 1,088
  • 5.4k coronavirus patients are being treated at home homes and another 5.9k patients from university hospitals
  • A total of 99 hotels are now open nationwide
  • Citizens returning on repatriation flights are now being required to self-isolate at home

June 3, 2020

  • Egypt now has 27,536 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,152 new infections yesterday 
  • 7,642 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 6,827 fully recovered
  • The number of confirmed new deaths was 47 as of yesterday
  • Two mn cloth masks will be made available to the public in the next 10 days and will be sold at EGP 5 apiece

 

June 2, 2020

  • Egypt now has 26,348 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,399 new infections yesterday 
  • 6,149 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 6,037 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 1,005 cases
  • Fatalities among Egyptian physicians rose to 32 while infections hit 372
  • Grocery stores and retail operators have a new set of guidelines barring anyone without a mask from entry; providing plastic gloves, disinfectants and masks to patrons at cost
  • The Ministry of Tourism announced yesterday that hotels will now be able to operate at a 50% occupancy rate if they meet the necessary safety requirements

June 1, 2020

  • Egypt now has 24,985 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,536 new infections yesterday 
  • 6,810 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 6,037 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 959 cases

 

May 31, 2020

  • Egypt now has 23,449 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 1,367 new infections yesterday 
  • 6,456 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 5,693 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 913 cases

 

May 20, 2020

  • Egypt now has 14,229 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 745 new infections yesterday 
  • 4,584 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 3,994 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 680 cases

 

May 19, 2020

  • Egypt now has 13,484 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 720 new infections yesterday 
  • 4,275 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 3,742 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 659 cases

 

May 18, 2020

  • Egypt now has 12,764 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 535 new infections yesterday 
  • 4,001 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 3,440 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 645 cases

 

May 17, 2020

  • Egypt now has 11,719 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 419 new infections yesterday 
  • 3,526 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 2,950 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 612 cases

 

May 14, 2020

  • Egypt now has 10,431 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 338 new infections yesterday 
  • 2,980 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 2,486 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 556 cases

 

May 13, 2020

  • Egypt now has 10,093 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 347 new infections yesterday 
  • 2,811 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 2,326 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 544 cases

 

May 12, 2020

  • Egypt now has  9,746 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 346 new infections yesterday 
  • 2,655 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 2,172 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 533 cases

 

May 11, 2020

  • Egypt now has 9,400 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 436 new infections yesterday 
  • 2,556 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 2,075 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 525 cases

 

May 10, 2020

  • Egypt now has  8,964 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 488 new infections yesterday and 495 new infections on Friday 
  • 2,476 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 2,002 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 514 cases

 

May 7, 2020

  • Egypt now has  7,588 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 387 new infections yesterday
  • 2,314 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 1,815 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 469 cases

 

May 6, 2020

  • Egypt now has  7,201 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 388 new infections yesterday
  • 2,224 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 1,730 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 452 cases

 

May 5, 2020

  • Egypt now has  6,813 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 348 new infections yesterday
  • 2,139 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 1,632 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 436 cases

 

May 4, 2020

  • Egypt now has  6,465 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 272 new infections yesterday
  • 2,041 confirmed cases tested negative for the virus after being hospitalized or isolated, and 1,562 fully recovered
  • A death toll of 429 cases

 

May 3, 2020

  • Egypt now has  6,193 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 298 new infections yesterday
  • 1,970 cases tested negative and 1,522 have fully recovered
  • A death toll of 415 cases

 

April 30, 2020

  • The Egyptian Tax Authority has extened the deadline for filing February VAT returns to May 10th, 2020
  • Egypt now has  5,268 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 226 new infections yesterday
  • 1,712 cases tested negative and 1,335 have fully recovered
  • A death toll of 380 cases

 

April 29, 2020

  • Egypt now has  5,042 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 260 new infections yesterday
  • 1,669 cases tested negative and 1,304 have fully recovered
  • A death toll of 359 cases

 

April 28, 2020

  • Egypt now has  4,782 confirmed cases of covid-19
  • 248 new infections yesterday
  • 1,602 cases tested negative and 1,236 have fully recovered
  • A death toll of 337 cases

 

April 27, 2020

  • Egypt now has  4,534 confirmed cases of covid-19 
  • 215 new infections yesterday
  • 1,502 cases tested negative and 1,176  have fully recovered
  • A death toll of 317 cases

 

 

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