Egypt’s Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly announced new regulations and curfew measures for Eid Al Fitr and the upcoming period, extending till mid-June. Madbouly stated that the entire world is now getting ready to coexist with the coronavirus, stressing that from the 30th of May masks will be mandatory in public places and closed spaces, as well as public and private mass transportation in Egypt, and people who do not follow will be penalized.
From Sunday, 24 May, to Friday 29, May, all retail shops, malls, restaurants, entertainment, beaches, and parks will be closed, with the suspension of public and private mass transportation methods. The curfew will be from 5 pm to 6 am, from Sunday to Friday. There will be no mass Eid prayer.
As for the two weeks following Eid, curfew will be from 8 pm to 6 am. The Prime Minister also said an announcement will follow regarding the gradual reopening of sport venues, clubs, and activities in mid-June, in addition to the gradual reopening of restaurants with limited capacity and strict measures. Mosques and churches are also set to reopen, according to measures that will be agreed upon.
Madbouly also encouraged Egyptian factories to assist in the production of face masks, including those made of washable fabric, as they can be reused.