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Parliament’s next plenary session, due on Sunday, will see MPs discuss a raft of new legislation

The government is looking to ease coronavirus restrictions even though the number of infections is increasing, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Citizens who refuse to wear face masks if ordered by the health ministry will be fined between EGP 300 and EGP 5,000

The amendments, approved by 406 MPs, are in line with Article 154 of the constitution which allows the president to adopt extraordinary measures to face crises and catastrophes

Parliament held urgent plenary meetings this week against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Gamal Essam El-Din reports

The number of coronavirus patients in Egypt broke the 3,000 barrier this week, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

The law is an amendment of the law regulating the prevention of epidemic diseases.

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said the government will amend the draft 2020/2021 state budget to include increased allocations for health care, among other changes

The amendments would give exemptions to industries and businesses negatively affected by the precautionary measures taken to fight the coronavirus


The committee also approved amendments to the income tax law and an EGP 10 billion allocation to fight the coronavirus

The amendments give the president the power to adopt measures necessary to contain critical health conditions

The powers would include the right to suspend the school and university year, to postpone payment of utility bills and taxes, and to quarantine returning expats

The coronavirus crisis has led parliament to postpone discussion of the country’s new budget

The health Minister explained the measures the state would adopt if coronavirus infections dramatically increased in the coming period

Though the number of coronavirus infections in Egypt increased this week, officials believe they are close to flattening the curve

Egypt's parliament will convene on the 29th of April after a month hiatus over coronavirus concerns

Parliament has decided to meet on 29 April despite social distancing protocols because it has a busy legislative agenda

Parliament is urging the public to abide by measures to prevent a mass outbreak of the coronavirus

For the second time, Egypt's House of Representatives has put off its plenary meetings, choosing to remain in recess until 29 April

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