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With cases rising in the country, Egypt has announced that all New Year celebrations are to be cancelled as a precautionary measure.

A delegation of senior Egyptian ministers join Mustafa Madbouli on his visit, which comes after negotiations on Ethiopia's controversial dam construction were postponed early this week.

Egyptian hospitals at critical threshold amid increasing coronavirus fear

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Egyptian hospitals at critical threshold amid increasing coronavirus fear

Egyptian hospitals are suffering from a shortage of staff, medical supplies and protective gear amid fears that the country has not reached the peak of coronavirus infection.

Muslim authorities encourage Eid Al-Fitr prayers at home

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Muslim authorities encourage Eid Al-Fitr prayers at home

Annual Eid Al-Fitr prayers this year will be held at home, as the world struggles to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Egypt tightens coronavirus measures during Eid al-Fitr holidays

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Egypt tightens coronavirus measures during Eid al-Fitr holidays

Egypt announced a lengthening of its night-time curfew and other measures to prevent large gatherings during Eid al-Fitr holidays marking the ...

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Egypt seeks aid package from IMF amid coronavirus downturn

Egypt is negotiating a loan from the IMF in order to counter the severe impact of the virus pandemic on the economy, in particular the tourism and aviation sectors.

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Egypt arrests group for 'making mock Umrah in Alexandria'

Videos that emerged on social media on Friday showed dozens of Egyptians circling the streets of Alexandria with a model of the holy Kaaba, ...

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Egypt extends night-time coronavirus curfew through Ramadan

Egypt will continue with its night-time curfew during the holy month as it attempts to keep the economy afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

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Egyptian medics battle stigma, hostility amid coronavirus crisis

Egyptian doctors and nurses are facing hostility, bullying, and rude comments from neighbours fearful of being infected by the coronavirus

Tourist in Egypt becomes first virus death in Africa

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Tourist in Egypt becomes first virus death in Africa

A German tourist died Sunday of the novel coronavirus in a Sinai resort of eastern Egypt, the first death from the epidemic recorded in Africa.

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Prominent Egyptian activist 'abducted' by security forces: reports

Esraa Abdel Fattah's whereabouts is currently unknown, a local watchdog group said, after the Egyptian activist was arrested by security forces.

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