Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'
Egypt is planning to gradually re-open shops and restaurants with a review of the situation every two weeks, The New Arab's Arabic-language service reported on Wednesday.
Electronic card payments, online purchasing, and home deliveries will also be recommended under the plan.
Egypt is also preparing 13 centres to receive less serious cases.
Egypt's has recorded 5,268 Covid-19 cases in the population of 100 million as of Thursday, according to the John Hopkins tracker, of which 380 have died.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday ordered the renewal for another three months of the long-running state of emergency, citing health as well as security concerns.
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It gives police broad powers of arrest and detention and curtails constitutional rights such as freedom of speech and assembly.Tunisia has also detailed how it will be easing the country's coronavirus lockdown.
The government also announced that the move will have certain conditions and that its results will be evaluated, after which a decision will be taken to continue the measures or reimpose a lockdown.
The government said children under 15 years old, the elderly over 65, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases will not see any changes in their restrictions.
Businesses will be allowed to open during an initial phase, between May 4 and 24. Among the conditions for this are the introduction of a rotation system, with one working day and one rest day, and regulating the attendance of employees.
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Tunisia's Health Minister Abd al-Latif al-Makki stressed the importance of social distancing, avoiding gatherings, and the wearing of masks - which will be distributed at distribution points and pharmacies.
Secondary school students set to take final exams will be allowed to return to school at the end of May, the educaiton minsiter said. University students will go back to their studies in June.
Tunisia has confirmed 980 cases of Covid-19 and 40 deaths. The country has been under a 6pm to 6am curfew since March 17 and authorities imposed stricter lockdown orders on March 22.
Agencies contributed to this report.
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