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Factory trucks receive conditional exemption during curfew: Federation of Egyptian Industries

Zeinab El-Gundy , Monday 30 Mar 2020
Egyptian security forces cordon off roads during curfew hours as prevention measures due to the coro
Egyptian security forces cordon off roads during curfew hours as prevention measures due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 29, 2020. (AP)
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The Federation of Egyptian industries stated that factories were granted conditional exemption from the government during the partial curfew for their trucks and workers’ buses.

In a statement issued on Sunday following the meeting between Mohamed El-Sewidi, the head of the federation, and Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Saturday, it was revealed that Madbouly ordered no restrictions be imposed on factories’ trucks and workers’ buses during the curfew on the condition truck drivers have the receipts and bills of goods they are delivering as well as a letter with bus drivers showing the planned route from and to the company or factory.

The statement added that it was agreed with the government that factories resume their work in a way that doesn't affect productivity during curfew hours.

On Tuesday, Egypt imposed a partial curfew from 7 pm to 6 am daily nationwide to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Medical and media professionals are exempted from the curfew as long as they have their official syndicates' IDs.

Egypt has officially registered 656 coronavirus cases, including 41 deaths.

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