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Sunday, 3 May 2020

Last night’s talk shows for Saturday, 3 May 2020

TV power couple Amr Adib and Lamees El Hadidi were back on air yesterday, while most other talking heads are on their annual Ramadan hiatus.

We’re about to hit peak covid-19, but people are starting to break curfew, Hossam Hosny, head of the Health Ministry’s committee to combat covid-19, told El Hadidi. There is still room for stricter penalties and tougher measures to continue containing the outbreak, Hosny added. Hosny’s comments came as Friday saw the largest uptick in new infections since the government began keeping a tally (watch, runtime: 11:59).

But peak covid-19 isn’t a clear call, says infectious disease specialist: El Hadidi also phoned Amgad El Khouly, an infectious diseases consultant for the WHO, who said that it is difficult to figure out where our “peak” really is (watch, runtime: 8:59). The organization expects a second wave of infections, so relaxing containment measures without community awareness may have consequences, says El Kholy.

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