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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Contact tracing is on the agenda as public beaches remain closed and Eid prayers are broadcast-only

The Madbouly government released new regulations ahead of Eid Al-Adha, which gets underway on Thursday.

Contract tracing is on the agenda for domestic holidaymakers. The Health Ministry is planning to introduce “health monitoring” cards that will be used to keep track of domestic travel to tourist governorates, according to a cabinet statement. These cards will be available at governorate entry points and toll stations, as well as on board all forms of mass transport. The statement provides no further details on the cards, including what information they will record or when they will be distributed.

Traditional Eid prayers will be broadcast on television and mosques will not be permitted to open their doors to worshipers for the occasion.

Public beaches and parks will remain closed for now, but those with ticketed entries could be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity after the Eid El Adha break, according to the statement.

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