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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Last night’s talk shows for Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The talking heads weren’t working at full steam, resulting in a rather bland night on the nation’s airwaves. Among the highlights were a coronavirus update by Health Minister Hala Zayed and an analysis on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks by Al Kahera Al Aan’s Lamees El Hadidy.

GERD back in Washington tomorrow: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia may finally put pen to paper as an early GERD agreement is expected when the foreign and irrigation ministers of the three countries kick off their two day meeting in Washington tomorrow through Thursday, says El Hadidy (watch, runtime: 2:17:17). A final agreement is then expected to be signed by the end of the month.

El Hadidy chatted with Irrigation Ministry spokesperson Mohamed El Sebai, who recapped the progress of the US- and World Bank-sponsored talks. El Sebai said the officials will continue during the upcoming meeting to touch on the dam’s filling and long-term operation during periods of drought and “prolonged dry years, which is the key sticking point. They will also continue discussing a mechanism for monitoring and regulations, information sharing, and post-agreement dispute resolution.

Egyptians returning from Wuhan are safe, still no coronavirus in Egypt: There are still no coronavirus infections among the Egyptian expats who returned home from Wuhan last week, and no cases yet in Egypt, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal quoted Health Minister Hala Zayed as saying (watch, runtime: 1:56). El Hadidy, meanwhile, phoned Ahmed Etman, head of the medical team attending to the returning Egyptians, who are currently in quarantine in Matrouh. Etman noted that they need to remain quarantined for at least 14 days until the incubation period of the virus ends (watch, runtime: 5:17).

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