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Egypt announces more anti-coronavirus measures

AP  |  Cairo 

Egypt has announced further anti-virus measures to follow Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly says that starting May 30, the government will require people to wear face masks in public places, with violators fined 4,000 pounds (around $250) by police.

As Egypt's curve accelerates, calls for tighter movement restrictions in the Arab world's most populous country are growing. The number of detected cases in the state jumped by 720 on Tuesday to 13,484 infections and 659 deaths, the highest single-day increase.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 03:58 IST
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