Egypt bans parking on corniche roads nationwide during Eid

Ahram Online , Friday 22 May 2020

Egypt will impose stricter measures during the week-long Eid religious holiday to stem the spread of the coronavirus

A general view of the capital city of Cairo with Nile River Egypt (Reuters)
A general view of the capital city of Cairo with Nile River Egypt (Reuters)

The Egyptian police have said they will prohibit parking on any corniche roads nationwide from the start of curfew on Saturday, the last day of Ramadan.

In a statement on Friday, the interior ministry said that any vehicle stationed on corniche roads nationwide “will be impounded for violating a decree on the shutdown of these roads and a ban on parking in the designated roads.”

The decision will be applied until 6am on Saturday 30 May.

Egypt has said it will impose stricter coronavirus prevention measures during the Eid religious holiday, including extending the curfew hours to start at 5pm instead of 9pm, and partially suspending public transportation.

Only microbuses are allowed to operate normally in cities and between governorates before the curfew hours.

All shops, malls, beaches and parks will be completely shut during the Eid period, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said earlier this week.

Travel between governorates will also be suspended, the premier announced.

The 5pm curfew will last from Sunday, expected to be the first day of Eid, until Friday. The curfew will then start at 8pm for a period of two weeks, during which time some public facilities and commercial ventures, including hotels, will re-open under new safety regulations.

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