A total of 16,512 people have been apprehended for failing to wear a mask, only 205 of whom did not pay the fine of L.E. 50 and will be referred to the prosecution.
Masks and disinfectants will not witness any rise in prices during the second wave of Covid-19, the Egyptian Consolidated Purchase Authority said on Wednesday.
Ministry of Transport launched an initiative to raise awareness on the necessity of wearing masks while using the metro or the train for daily travels.
Any passengers not wearing face masks on various public transportation means, buses, microbuses and taxis will be subjected to a fine, he said in a statement on Tuesday.
Egypt will resume international flights with some countries under a number of conditions and will receive foreign visitors in the governorates of Red Sea, South Sinai and Matrouh, known for housing some of Egypt’s most popular tourist attractions.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Sunday reviewed with Trade Minister Neveen Gamea the standards of manufacturing the cloth face masks.
The minister said the expansion in production comes in line with government's adopted measures to coexist with the current viral disease.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reprimanded officials at a construction site Thursday for not providing workers with masks to protect them from COVID-19.
The production takes place through machines that were manufactured by a team of engineers and workers in the maintenance department.
Dakahliya governorate distributed on Tuesday 600 tons of sanitizers on its cities and neighborhoods to face coronavirus.
Youth in many cities nationwide have organized initiatives to help clean and sterilize streets and facilities, to face the spread of the novel coronavirus, as Egypt has so far confirmed the infection of 294 cases and the death of ten.
Exporting them now is punishable by law no. 95 of 1945 by up to 7 years in prison.