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The spread of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) should not alarm the public as it is not an epidemic and its spread does not call for the suspension of study in schools, Minister of Heath and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Tuesday in a press conference held in Cairo about the recent spreading of the virus.

Egypt's unemployment rate rose to 7.4 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, up by 0.2 percent in the previous quarter, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAMPAS) reported on Tuesday.

The Mobile Phone Division at the Cairo Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday that South Korean multinational manufacturing conglomerate Samsung has released its first-ever Made in Egypt Galaxy A13 (SM-A137F/DS) smartphone in the local market.

Egypt’s Ministry of Education warned schools and teachers last week to watch out for students involved in any “abnormal activities” following the emergence of videos on TikTok showing students participating in the so-called “blackout challenge”, which involves participants holding their breath until they pass out.

On the occasion of the 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) scheduled to be held in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh on the Red Sea in Egypt in November, Ahram Online shares a list of the most endangered species in the Red Sea and the related conservation initiatives.

The global economic crisis and its repercussions on the Egyptian economy have hit millions of Egyptians’ daily mood fix – the caffeine dose from coffee and tea – with a 17-18 percent increase in prices and fears of a looming shortage.

An Alexandria prosecution ordered on Wednesday the detention of popular Egyptian TikToker Ibrahim Khalil for four days pending investigation into charges of promoting debauchery and indecency.

Some 4.9 million tourists visited Egypt in the first half of 2022 (from January to June), an 85.4 percent increase compared to the first half of 2021, where 2.6 million tourists visited the country, Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Tuesday.

Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar slammed the skyrocketing rates of C-section deliveries in Egypt, saying the country is ranked first globally in the number of C-section deliveries which make up 75-80 percent of deliveries, in comparison to an average of 25-30 percent worldwide.

The Supreme Council of Media Regulation (SCMR) announced on Wednesday that it will issue regulations and licences for streaming and online platforms, while stressing that broadcast material must not contravene the country's social values.

The fertility rate per woman in Egypt declined in 2021 to 2.8, a 20 percent drop from the 3.5 births per woman figure in the last survey conducted in 2014, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Tuesday

Ahram Online looked into why the price of the gold in Egypt has recently surged to nearly 10 percent more than international rates, revealing that it is largely due to the declining value of the Egyptian pound against the dollar.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAMPAS) announced on Monday that the unemployment rate in Egypt in Q2/2022 remains unchanged at 7.2 percent, a slight increase from the previous quarter.

Egypt announced on Saturday a ministerial reshuffle, bringing 13 new faces to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s cabinet.

Egypt’s government is currently discussing the return of the daylight-saving time setting starting next year, cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad revealed on Tuesday.

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly revealed on Tuesday the government’s plan to reduce and rationalise energy and water consumption nationwide amidst the global energy crisis.

Engineer Sara Sabry has become the first Egyptian to travel on a suborbital flight, after New Shepard’s 22nd space flight (NS-22) - operated by the American private aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin - carried her and five others to the edge of space before returning to Earth on Thursday.

McDonalds Egypt announced earlier this week a major increase in the prices of its products by up to 40 percent, prompting other fast-food chains to follow in its footsteps.

An August battle for four local Batmen in the Greater Cairo’s city of Helwan to determine who will hold the legendary title has recently caught the attention of social media users in Egypt.

In a story befitting of a documentary on the meteoric rise and fall of companies, a Cairo Economic Court put an end last week to the expansion of famous pharmacy chain 19011, declaring its bankruptcy after controversially dominating the pharmaceutical market in Egypt briefly before crashing.

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