Updated: March 6, 2021
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.
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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.