The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population reported on Wednesday 38 new coronavirus cases, nine deaths, and 212 recovered cases.
A total of 284,128 cases have been reported in Egypt, alongside 16,507 deaths and 228,836 recovered cases.
Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of Coronavirus Crisis decided in June to lift some COVID-19 restrictions, including a nine pm business curfew, that had been in place since early May.
The committee, headed by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, agreed that restaurants, cafes, shops, and malls may return to summer working hours starting June. Businesses may now also operate at 75 percent capacity.
However, there are still rules in place. Any facility that violates summer hours will receive a fine and be subject to close for two weeks, and repeat violators will be shut down for a month, the committee warned.
Furthermore, restaurants and cafes may not serve shisha (hookah), religious celebrations are banned, and weddings must be held in open areas.
Madbouly announced at the beginning of June that 2.5 million citizens have received a vaccine against COVID-19, out of Egypt’s population of 104 million.
The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Supply, Medical Supply and Medical Technology Administration (UPA) announced in mid-June that it has secured over 46 million COVID-19 doses during the fiscal year 2020/2021.
Egypt’s Prime Minister added that Egypt has also produced one million doses of coronavirus vaccines thus far.