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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Egypt’s talk shows: Ukraine tourists arriving next month, pension bumps, and herd immunity against covid-19

It was a relatively quiet night on the airwaves, with no single story leading the conversation.

A charter flight from Ukraine is set to land in the Red Sea governorate on 2 July, governor Amr Hanafy told Mehwar TV’s 90 Minutes. Hanafy also confirmed that a flight carrying Belgian tourists will arrive in the governorate later this month (watch, runtime: 5:40).

The government will begin next month disbursing the five overdue pension bumps to recipients whose pensions fell short of reflecting their salaries between 2006 and 2010, with each portion of the pension increase set to be disbursed every three months until April 2021, Social Solidarity Minister Nivine Kabbag told Yahduth fi Misr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 4:38) and Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan (watch, runtime: 4:11).

WHO regional advisor rebukes the notion of herd immunity against covid: The threshold for achieving herd immunity against covid-19 is not within reach right now and would be very costly to reach because it requires at least 60% of the population to contract the virus that causes the disease, World Health Organization regional advisor Amgad El Khouly told Amer (watch, runtime: 3:33).

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