Egypt extends suspension of court proceedings
El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, , Thursday 26 Mar 2020
The stoppage, in place since mid-March, will be prolonged until mid-April

Egypt will extend a suspension of all court proceedings until mid-April as part of national efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, a judicial source toldAhram Online.

Egypt’s justice ministry announced a two-week suspension on 15 March, which it said was intended to reduce crowding at court buildings.

The Supreme Constitutional Court, Egypt’s highest court, will halt its monthly sessions scheduled for early April until the second week of May, it said in astatement Thursday.

The court will notify parties in cases that will be postponed about the new dates, it added.

Egypt has ramped up measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, imposing a nighttime curfew, suspending flights and halting classes atschools and universities until mid-April.

The country has registered 456 coronavirus cases and 21 fatalities.