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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Last night’s talk shows for Tuesday, 18 February 2020

National projects, covid-19, and the return of British flights to Sharm featured prominently in last night’s talk shows.

Health Ministry denies we have a second covid-19 patient: The Health Ministry and World Health Organization investigated reports that emerged yesterday suggesting a carrier of the covid-19 virus passed through Cairo Airport in transit, and have so far found no evidence verifying these claims, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told Al Kahera Alaan’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 9:28). Lamees’ (slightly more dramatic) other half, El Hekaya’s Amr Adib, called up Minister Hala Zayed for a similar conversation (watch, runtime: 4:16).

Egyptian Wuhan expats are safe and sound: Min Masr’s Amr Khalil sat down with an Egyptian who was among the 617 expats brought home from Wuhan earlier this month, and left quarantine in Matrouh earlier this week for a detailed account of the outbreak since it began in December (watch, runtime: 9:49).

Sharm El Sheikh Airport received yesterday the first two UK chartered flights after British flights officially returned to the Red Sea resort town earlier this week, Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary reports (watch, runtime: 2:37). Passengers onboard the flights, which were operated by travel company TUI, arrived to gifts and “festivities.”

El Sisi inaugurates arms factory, several other weapon production facilities: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated a weapons factory operated by recently set up arms manufacturer Abu Zaabal Company for Specialized Industries, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal noted in a lengthy segment (watch, runtime: 57:37). El Sisi also inaugurated several other military factories in Benha, Qaha, and Helwan. The story also made it to Masaa DMC, albeit with much more succinct coverage (watch, runtime: 5:48).

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