Egypt’s Education Ministry will block all students over 12 years old refusing to wear a facemask from entering schools, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Sunday and citing sources from within the ministry. The sources said that the ministry sent a communique to educational directorates, departments and schools across the country that facemasks are mandatory for every student over 12 years of age. The sources said that this comes in response to a decision made by the Coronavirus Crisis Management Committee meeting at the beginning of November. For students under 12 years old, the sources stated that the decision sent to schools advised that they wear face shields. The Egyptian Ministry of Education in October issued several precautionary measures and 30 health-related recommendations for schools to follow during the 2020-2021 academic year to protect students from spreading and contracting the coronavirus.
November 15, 2020 13:30 UTC
Egypt has once again been named the second-best scuba diving destination, according to Dive Travel magazine’s 2020 poll. “Regular visitors will no doubt be pleased to see two Egyptian centers making the Top 10 for the first time in 2020”, the magazine added. Winners of the 2020 DIVE Travel Awards are the outcome of a poll that covers 108 different destinations, 329 liveaboards and almost 1,100 different dive centers and resorts, with over 11,000 nominations and 30,000 votes cast over six months, the magazine explained. “It’s been a tough year for the dive industry. Indonesia topped the DIVE Travel list for the fourth year in a row, with Malaysia placing third after Egypt, followed by Philippines, Maldives, Fiji, Australia, Mexico, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea.
November 15, 2020 11:48 UTC
A firefighter is seen inside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit where a fire killed 10, in Piatra Neamt, Romania, November 14, 2020. Inquam Photos/tvmneamt.ro/Flavius Corfu via REUTERSCAIRO – 15 November 2020: Egypt expressed its deepest condolences and sympathies to Romania and the families of victims of a fire accident that occurred at a Coronavirus intensive care unit, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez. On his Twitter account, Hafez added that Egypt wishes speedy recovery of the injured people. The government & people of #Egypt express their deepest condolences and sympathies to Romania & the families of the victims of the horrific fire accident at a #COVID_19 intensive care unit in #Romania, & hope for a quick recovery for the injured 🇪🇬🤝🇷🇴@BogdanAurescu@MAERomania — Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) November 15, 2020Ten COVID-19 patients were killed after a fire swept through an intensive care ward for coronavirus patients in a hospital in Romania on Saturday. Seven other patients were injured and are in critical condition, Sky News reported.
November 15, 2020 11:15 UTC
CAIRO – 15 November 2020: Egypt received earlier this week 17 third-class dynamic-ventilation Transmashholding railcars for the total of units delivered of that category rises to 138. The delivery time of that batch got delayed as Egypt had requested a modification, which is installing windows that reduce sunlight. It is noted that Egypt receives every month a batch of 35 railcars of various categories as part of a €1.02-billion deal to purchase 1,300 railcars. The contract consists of 500 third-class air-conditioned railcars, 180 second-class air-conditioned railcars, 90 first-class air-conditioned railcars, 500 third-class dynamic-ventilation railcars, and 30 air-conditioned cabooses. In September, General Electric delivered to Egypt the last batch of 110 train engines as per a deal worth $602.05-million.
November 15, 2020 11:03 UTC
CAIRO - 15 November 2020: Egypt ranked the second best diving world destination in 2020, according to the British Dive Magazine. It is worth noting that Egypt has previously won a number of international awards and distinguished sites in the field of diving. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 the shores of the Red Sea won the first place in polls in the English market in diving and marine activities. In 2015, Egypt ranked second. October 18, 2020, Reef International Foundation specialized in diving and protecting coral reefs has chosen the Red Sea in Egypt among the best global list of diving sites, and advised its followers to visit Egypt and enjoy a unique experience in the depths of the Red Sea.
November 15, 2020 10:31 UTC
CAIRO - 15 November 2020: In a Saturday statement, the Ministry of Health reported that 228 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 110,547. Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 13 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 6,442. As many as 99 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 100,946 so far, the spokesman said. Regional Adviser of Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control at World Health Organization Maha Talaat warned of the possible increasing rate of the coronavirus (Covid-19) infection in winter. In a phone call with Extra News" on Friday, she said that people should be vigilant in the coming period, noting that physical distancing is one of the most important means of reducing the spread of the virus.
November 15, 2020 10:18 UTC
The official spokesperson for the Egyptian Armed Forces Tamer al-Refeai announced Saturday that Egyptian military units have arrived in Sudan to participate in joint military exercises. Units from the air force and Egyptian commando forces arrived at the Marwa Air Base in Sudan to participate in the “Nile Eagles – 1” training session, Refeai wrote on Facebook. This training, the first between the two close nations, will continue until November 26 and falls under the Egyptian Armed Forces’ joint training plan with friendly countries. Refeai explained that the training will witness many activities, such as the planning and management of joint combat actions between Egyptian and Sudanese air forces. The Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid met with Sudanese officials in Khartoum on November 3 to talk ways of enhancing military and security cooperation between the two countries.
November 15, 2020 09:56 UTC
The photo was taken in Egypt International City for Olympic Games on November 14, 2020. CAIRO – 15 November 2020: On Saturday, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi checked up on the progress rate of the construction of Egypt International City for Olympic Games located in the New Administrative Capital. "I proudly followed the amount of achievement and the progress of work carried out by Egyptian loyal hands. I'd like to greet Egyptian workers for their outstanding effort and productive role in accomplishing reconstruction and building," President Sisi said on social media. Presidency Spokesperson Ambassador Bassam Rady clarified that the city houses a stadium whose capacity is 90,000 fans, and two indoor arenas.
November 15, 2020 09:00 UTC
CAIRO – 15 November 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi extended condolences Saturday on the passing of Former Mali President Amadou Toumani Toure at 72. President Sisi added that Toure had always supported initiatives aimed at achieving stability and prosperity on the continent. Toure was born in 1948, and served as military officer between 1969 and 2001. He became president in 2002 but his rule was terminated by a coup in 2012. Toure passed away on November 10 in Istanbul but the cause of death is unknown.
November 15, 2020 08:15 UTC
3D medical animation still shot showing the structure of a coronavirus - CC via scientificanimationsCAIRO – 15 November 2020: Regional Adviser of Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control at World Health Organization Maha Talaat warned of the possible increasing rate of the coronavirus (Covid-19) infection in winter. According to the Health Ministry Friday, 224 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 110,319. In a statement, the ministry said 12 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 6,429. As many as 87 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 100,847 so far, the spokesman said. The ministry announced Tuesday that it had reserved Pfizer anti-COVID-19 vaccine doses that will fulfill 20 percent of Egypt's needs.
November 14, 2020 22:52 UTC
CAIRO – 14 November 2020: Egypt has opened the first shelter for victims of human trafficking in Al Qalyubia Governorate. The National Council for Women headed by Dr. Maya Morsi praised the opening of the shelter, affirming that Egypt has taken strenuous efforts to undermine human trafficking crimes, according to a statement issued by the NCW on Wednesday. “Human trafficking is a global crime and the council is one of the concerned parties in the National Coordinating Committee to Combat Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration that has made great efforts over the past years,” Said Morsi. She continued that child marriage is one of the most common crimes of human trafficking as about111,000 girls aged between 13 and 17 are forced to marry annually in Egypt. Morsi added that such shelters aim at help the victims reintegrate in society after their bitter experiences, noting that the council receives the complaints about human trafficking crimes on hotline 15115.
November 14, 2020 22:30 UTC
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday received Zambia’s Foreign Minister of Joseph Malanji, in the presence of the Head of General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel and the Zambian ambassador in Cairo. Sisi also indicated Egypt’s eager to fully maximizing its cooperation with Zambia and Zambian President Edgar Lungu personally, especially regarding ways to enhance joint African action to help achieve Africa’s growth and stability. Rady added that the meeting discussed ways to enhance security cooperation and exchange information between relevant agencies of the two countries to combat the cross-border terrorism in Africa. Malanji expressed his honor to meet President Sisi, and delivered a written message from President Lungu that discussed bilateral relations. He also expressed interest in developing relations between his country and Egypt, especially within economic and commercial fields.
November 14, 2020 15:56 UTC
CAIRO, Nov 14 (MENA) - The National Election Authority (NEA) will hold a news conference on Sunday to announce the results of the 1st and 2nd phases of the 2020 parliamentary elections. The press conference will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Radio and Television Maspero building on the Nile Corniche in Cairo. In a statement on Saturday, NEA Chairman Ibrahim Lashin said that all ballot-counting operations were accurately audited, expat votes added and candidates' grievances resolved. He noted that the NEA is the only official body authorized to declare the final election results.
November 14, 2020 15:22 UTC
CAIRO - 14 November 2020: Egypt is keen to boost relations with Zambia at all levels, particularly in the economic and investment fields, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady quoted President Sisi as saying. Egypt is keen to boost relations with Zambia at all levels, particularly in the economic and investment fields, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady quoted President Sisi as saying. Egypt is also eager to continue coordination with Zambia to reinforce mechanisms of joint African action in a way that helps maintain Africa's stability, the president added. For his part, Malanji conveyed a message from Zambian President Edgar Lungu to President Sisi on ways of boosting relations between the two countries in the economic field. He also voiced his country's readiness to cooperate with Egypt to overcome issues facing African countries.
November 14, 2020 14:48 UTC
Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany unveiled details of the latest archaeological discovery in the Saqqara area, announced Saturday in the presence of public figures and representatives from local and international media. During a press conference, Anany said the number of coffins discovered in the well exceeded all expectations, with over 160 coffins uncovered thus far including the 59 from the first finding. This new finding consists of over 100 sealed coffins dating back to the Late Period of ancient Egypt and the Ptolemaic period, Anany explained, in addition to over 40 statues of deities, funerary masks, gilded masks and two wooden statues. The artifacts and coffins will be distributed between the Grand Egyptian Museum, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, he said, in addition to the New Capital Museum in its first official opening in the City of Culture and Arts. In statements to Al-Ahram newspaper, Anany explained that the Saqqara findings are a milestone in revitalizing Egyptian tourism and will surely dazzle the entire world.
November 14, 2020 14:37 UTC