Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, announced the imposition of curfews from 7 pm until 6 am. The decisions included applying the sanctions of the emergency law to violators of the curfew decision, directing security to deal firmly with violators of the curfew, and extending the study suspension period for an additional two weeks after the end of the current suspension period.
And the Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, held a press conference at the headquarters of the cabinet, to announce a package of new decisions in the face of the new Coronavirus, with the aim of limiting its spread, perhaps the most important of which is the announcement of a curfew at night across the country, based on the directives of the coup leader Sisi.
Duration of school closures
The new procedures will include extending the period of suspension of studies in schools and universities throughout the Republic for an additional two weeks, in addition to extending the decision to close stores and commercial activities for a similar period, except for places that sell food commodities, such as bakeries, grocery stores, and pharmacies, from seven in the evening until six in the morning.
This comes after Sisi published a post on his social media pages, in which he said, “He instructed the government and the competent executive agencies to take the necessary towards developing the precautionary measures followed at the state and citizen levels, by taking an additional package of measures that contribute to achieving the highest levels of safety, and according to fixed determinants.” It is based on achieving the safety of the Egyptians and does not affect the requirements of the daily life of the Egyptian citizen. ”
Delegating tough decision to the Prime Minister
Observers noted that the decisions related to the curfew were issued by the Prime Minister. This is because these decisions have negative economic effects in the absence of the affected groups. Observers commented on Sisi hiding and the lack of management of the crisis.