PM: Inquires about latest coronavirus procedures in published circular

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli issued on Thursday a government circular to clarify the latest precautionary measures he issued to curb the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

The publication was sent to all ministers, governors and heads of state bodies to answer back some inquires on the implementation of the government’s decision no 768/2020.

Under the emergency law, Madbouli decided to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew for two weeks, extend school and university closure by two weeks, reduce working days of commercial establishments to five days with closures on Fridays and Saturdays, close all recreational spaces such as clubs and cafés, restrict restaurant services to home delivery, and suspend government services apart from those related to healthcare provision.

Cabinet’s spokesman Nader Saad said Madbouli’s latest decision was examined by the counselors’ board of the cabinet.

The published circular made clear that wholesale markets for fruit and vegetables will operate normally during curfew time but only for delivery purposes.

Bakeries, pharmacies and supermarkets located outside shopping malls are allowed to operate during curfew time.

Trucks carrying production supplies, medicines, petroleum materials, foodstuffs and agricultural crops are excluded from the curfew decision.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

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