Egypt in the News on 31 May 2020
The covid-19 pandemic dominated the conversation about Egypt in the international press over the weeklong break. The Medical Syndicate’s warning about the challenges faced by the nation’s health system got pickup by BBC, the Associated Press, and the Guardian, among other outlets. Reuters looked at the state’s reaction to dissent in the medical establishment. The State Information Service, meanwhile, is unhappy with covid-related coverage in the Washington Post, saying in a statement that it had called in the paper’s Cairo bureau chief Sudarsan Raghavan for a talk. The New York Times’ Declan Walsh was also called in, another statement briefly noted. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that more than 10 journalists have been detained since the start of the pandemic.