March 19, 2020 / 9:41 AM / in 21 days

Egypt to shut all cafes, malls, sporting clubs overnight until March 31 - statement

CAIRO, March 19 (Reuters) - Egypt will shut all cafes, malls, sporting clubs and nightclubs from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. local time, starting Thursday, until March 31 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the government said in a statement.

The government said supermarkets and pharmacies were exempt for the closure. The country has so far registered 210 cases of the new respiratory disease, including 6 deaths. (Reporting by Moamen Saeed Atallah; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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