Egypt imposes two-week night time curfew to combat COVID-19 as death toll hits 21

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Egyptian authorities announced on Tuesday the north African country will impose a curfew from 7p.m. to 6 a.m. every day for two weeks beginning Wednesday to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly told a news conference transportation will be halted during the curfew.

With 366 confirmed cases and 21 fatalities, including two senior military officers, Egypt is Africa’s hardest hit country at the moment followed by South Africa.

Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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