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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Egypt adds 1 mn newborns to subsidy ration cards

The government has recently added 1 mn newborns on commodity ration cards, Supply Minister Ali El Moselhy said, according to Al Shorouk. There is currently a backlog of requests to add 6-7 mn other newborns, but the state budget “cannot afford” to accept all of these requests because of the economic strain of the pandemic, El Moselhy said, without explaining what the government plans to do about these requests.

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