Egypt detects 984 new coronavirus infections; 49 deaths on Monday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 1 Jun 2021

Egypt will begin lifting restrictions imposed in May to stem the outbreak of the virus starting 1 June

Coronavirus in Egypt
File photo: People wearing protective face masks stand inside Cairo's underground metro, (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt detected 984 new coronavirus cases on Monday, reporting under 1,000 cases for the first time since 27 April.

Monday’s infections tally brings total cases nationwide to 262,650 since the outbreak last year.

The health ministry also detected 49 deaths, bringing total fatalities to 15,096.

780 patients have been discharged from hospitals following recovery in the past 24 hours, bringing total recoveries to 192,112.

Egypt will begin lifting restrictions imposed in May to stem the outbreak of the virus starting 1 June, extending opening hours for commercial venues after a three-week decision to close these facilities at 9pm.

Starting Tuesday, summer working hours of commercial shops and shopping malls will be set from 7am to 11pm on weekdays and until midnight during weekends. Coffee shops and restaurants can operate from 5am to 1am throughout the week. 

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