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Egypt’s top appeals court to extend trial suspension until end-April

The justice ministry said the suspension was intended to reduce crowding at court buildings.

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Apr 2020
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Egypt’s Court of Cassation, the country’s top appeals court, announced on Sunday it would continue to suspend court sessions until 30 April.

Egypt had extended a suspension of all court proceedings until 16 April as part of national efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Administrative work, however, has since proceeded normally with a reduced number of staff.

The justice ministry said the suspension was intended to reduce crowding at court buildings.

Egypt has ramped up measures aimed at combating the spread of the coronavirus, imposing a nighttime curfew, suspending flights, banning large public gatherings and halting classes at schools and universities.

The country has registered1,939 coronavirus cases including 146 fatalities and 426 recoveries.

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