This Week in Egypt: Week 16-2020 ( April 13-19)


Top Headlines

  • Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed in a gun battle in Cairo
  • Number of coronarivus cases in Egypt passes 3,000
  • Moody’s keeps Egypt’s credit rating at B2 with stable outlook amid global challenges
  • Egypt sends medical gowns for British health workers
  • Egypt puts 13 people including ex-MP on terrorism list
  • Khartoum seeks cooperation between all involved parties to reach a final agreement

 

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Main Headlines

Monday

  • Lecico Egypt closes Alexandrian factory temporarily after two workers test positive for coronavirus
  • 3,378 Egyptians stranded abroad
  • Egypt’s tourism revenues expected to drop by $5 billion over COVID-19
  • As foreign reserves dip, Egypt’s economy slows down
  • Revenues of East Port Said economic zone is up 80% despite COVID-19 impact
  • Coronavirus could subside in June if Egyptians adhere to precautionary measures: Information minister

Tuesday

  • ‪Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed in a gun battle in Cairo
  • Egypt’s real GDP growth to plunge to 2% in 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak, IMF forecasts
  • Egypt’s Sisi discusses coronavirus efforts with top military leaders
  • Egypt sends medical gowns for British health workers
  • Egypt’s health ministry launches coronavirus mobile application
  • Khartoum seeks cooperation between all involved parties to reach a final agreement on GERD

Wednesday

 Thursday

  • Egypt to suspend public transport, close shops, parks on Sham El-Nessim/Easter holiday
  • Egypt quarantines a Kafr El-Sheikh village following detection of 10 coronavirus cases
  • Six new coronavirus cases among Egyptians in Kuwait
  • Egypt receives 4 tons of medical supplies from China
  • Al-Azhar Grand Imam greets Pope Tawadros II, Copts on Easter
  • Egypt’s budget deficit hits EGP 267.99 billion in 7 months

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Reports 

  • Ethiopia turns to upstream countries amid Nile Dam dispute with Egypt with Egypt. Ayah Aman
  • Egypt courts Sudan as time runs out in Ethiopia dam dispute. Mada Masr
  • Egypt’s soap operas defy a deadly virus for Ramadan prime time. But at what cost? Lina Wardani and Sarah El Sirgany, CNN
  • Khartoum moves closer to Cairo on GERD. Doaa El-Bey

Read

  • Out of Egypt: Understanding the revival of interest in the country’s Jewish past. Ofer Nordheimer Nur

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