Egypt’s military has decided to end the nightly curfew that was initially imposed at the height of the popular uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak in February, state media reported on Monday.
“The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces decided to end the curfew starting from mid-June,” official news agency MENA reported. State television specified it would end on 15 June.
An army source said the decision was made to “encourage the return to normal life.”
A curfew from 6pm - 7am was imposed on 28 January when Mubarak was still in power. It was shortened in several stages and is currently from 2am to 5am.