This Week in Egypt: Week 10-2020 ( Mar 2-8)


Top Headlines

  • A German man died in Egypt of the coronavirus, the first death on the African continent linked to Covid-19
  • Egypt confirms another 55 new coronavirus cases from a Nile River cruise boat
  • Ethiopia condemns Arab League’s “blind support” to Egypt, commends Sudan’s “principled position”
  • Egypt says Ethiopia’s posturing over Nile Dam threaten regional security and expresses disappointment over Sudan’s GERD-statement
  • Egypt executes Al Qaeda’s Hisham Ashmawy after conviction over terrorist attacks
  • Egypt’s oldest pyramid Djoser reopens to the public after years of restoration

 

Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

  • Ethiopia chides US for ‘undiplomatic’ role in Nile Dam talks
  • Trump and Egypt’s Sisi discuss GERD deal by phone
  • Egypt’s Sisi headed a meeting of the commanders of the Egyptian armed forces at the defence ministry in Cairo
  • Ethiopia’s ownership of GERD doesn’t give it right to violate legal accords: Egypt’s FM
  • 1,832 suspected COVID-19 cases tested negative in Egypt: Health minister
  • French public transport operator RATP to run Cairo’s metro’s third line

Wednesday

 Thursday

  • Egypt detects first Egyptian coronavirus case
  • Ethiopia recalls eight ambassadors, including from Cairo and Khartoum: Ethiopian news report
  • Three Egyptians evacuated from China’s Hubei, three others in Italy in Italy test positive for coronavirus
  • No coronavirus cases detected among Egyptian community in Kuwait
  • Kuwait eases restrictions on travellers, including Egyptians, over coronavirus
  • Egypt’s oldest pyramid Djoser reopens to the public after years of restoration

Friday

  • Twelve crew members aboard a cruise ship on the Nile were placed in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus, all asymptomatic
  • Egypt ups preventive measures at hotels nationwide after Nile cruise coronavirus cases were detected
  • Egyptian consular officials following up on health of two nationals with coronavirus in Italy
  • Ethiopia condemns Arab League’s “blind support” to Egypt, commends Sudan’s “principled position”

Saturday

  • Egypt confirms another 33 coronavirus cases from a Nile River cruise boat that was already tied to 12 cases
  • Egypt finishes assessing 1,042 state servants before transfer to new capital
  • Petroleum Minister talks with US companies to pump investments into Egypt
  • No need to cancel Friday prayers over corona at present: Egypt’s Minister of Endowment

Sunday

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