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Egypt lifts most of the restrictions

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Despite an increase in the number of infected cases, Egypt decided to reopen clubs, cafes, theaters and gyms after three months closed. Churches and mosques were also reopened. The nighttime curfew was lifted.

The prime minister of Egypt, Mostafa Madbouly, has said that cafes can reopen only with 25% seating capacity. The goverment would not allow mosques and chruches to hold their weekly main services, to avoid the usual large gatherings in these services.

So far, Egypt has reported over 62,755 cases, and 2,620 deaths. To help with current financial problems, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will loan Egypt $5.2 billion. This loan will be given in addition to another $2.8 billion. This will help Egypt cope with the havoc this pandemic is causing to the Egyptian economy.

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