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Sunday, 26 April 2020

Talking heads begin their Ramadan hiatus, with the exception of Lamees + Amr Adib

The majority of the nation’s talking heads are on hiatus for the month of Ramadan, save for power couple Lamees El Hadidi (Al Kahera Alaan) and her lesser half Amr Adib (El Hekaya), both of whom focused largely on covid-19 updates.

Curfew reduction has doctors’ blessing: Cabinet’s crisis management committee consulted medical professionals on the potential added risk of spreading the virus before moving to reduce curfew hours during Ramadan, Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad told Lamees. The government has no intention to go ahead with a total lockdown, which would spell disaster for the country’s economy, Saad reiterated (watch, runtime: 16:38).

Not impressed with a Singapore study suggesting the outbreak in Egypt could end next month: Adib called up Misr University pharmaeconomics lecturer Islam Anan for his two cents on a study from the Singapore University of Technology and Design that predicts the pandemic’s life cycle in Egypt will end around 20 May. Anan suggested that the study may be inaccurate because the data used does not match the Health Ministry’s daily case tally reports and the study does not clarify its data sources (watch, runtime: 9:01)

Adib also took note of the release of some 4k prisoners on Sinai Liberation Day yesterday (watch, runtime: 1:49).

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