This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2020 ( Mar 9-15)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt suspends schools, universities for two weeks from Sunday
  • Egypt reported 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of cases detected in the country to 93
  • 21 people have been killed in some of the worst storms to hit Egypt in decades
  • Sudan will mediate Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute, general says
  • Deputy chief of Sudan’s ruling council visits Egypt; Egyptian FM kicks off regional tour to boost support in dispute with Ethiopia
  • Egypt’s annual inflation declines to 5.3% in February, down from 7.2% in January

Main Headlines




  • Tens of tourists on Luxor Nile cruise return home after testing negative for coronavirus
  • Egypt’s metro and railways give out face masks at peak hours to prevent spread of coronavirus


  • Fierce “dragon” storm hits Egypt with flooding rain and damaging winds
  • Two trains collide in Cairo, Egyptian railways shut down nationwide
  • Egypt’s Sisi sends two messages to top EU officials on GERD
  • Egypt detains taxi driver who ‘bullied’ Chinese tourist for coughing during a taxi ride


  • Thunderstorms and flooding around Egypt entered a second day, as the death toll rose to 21
  • Egypt reported 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of cases detected in the country to 93
  • 25 new coronavirus cases detected among Egyptians in Saudi Arabia




  • Egypt is alarmed over Sudan’s siding with Ethiopia in Nile water dispute. Shahira Amin

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