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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

New GERD talks, Eid preparations, and covid-19 treatments covered on yesterday’s talks shows, Eid, Zamalek, Bahraini embassy, covid-19, Epifluvir, TikTok, Avigan, Remdesivir

Summer break for Lamees and Amr: Media power couple (Al Kahera Alaan’s) Lamees El Hadidi and (El Hekaya’s) Amr Adib will taking the entire month of August off (watch, runtime: 1:14) (watch, runtime: 3:01). It’s alright for some…

Egypt, Sudan criticize Ethiopia as new round of GERD talks commence: Ala Mas'ouleety's Ahmed Moussa spoke with Alaa Al Zawahiri, the member of Egypt's technical team in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) talks, who discussed the details of yesterday's first meeting in the new round of African Union-sponsored talks. He said that the teams of both Egypt and Sudan found Ethiopia’s unilateral move in filling the dam’s reservoir unacceptable, but that they remained committed to the talks to reach an agreement. He also noted that Ethiopia requested a week to conduct internal consultations before resuming the talks (watch, runtime: 26:16). Al Kahera Alaan’s Lamees El Hadidi spoke with Irrigation Ministry spokesperson Mohamed El Sebaei to discuss the meeting (watch, runtime: 10:52). Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary also covered the new round of talks (watch, runtime: 5:16).

Transport minister inspects Zamalek building damage: Moussa spoke with Transport Minister Kamel El Wazir, who discussed his visit to the Zamalek properties damaged by metro works, a building on Brazil street and the outer wall of the Bahraini embassy. He said that the repairs will take two weeks and will be carried out by Arab Contractors and Orascom, in cooperation with the French company Vinci (watch, runtime: 5:51). El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 3:38) and El Hekaya’s Amr Adib also covered El Wazir’s visit (watch, runtime: 5:36).

“Magical” covid-19 treatment? Moussa spoke with Mohei Hafiz, the head of the Investors and Health Committee of the Investors Union, who said that a local vaccine, Ivermectin, was having a “magical” effect on covid-19 patients, and its price will cost no more than EGP 15. Hafiz added that the Egyptian vaccine would also be trialled on 500 healthy people in the coming period, and the results will be announced in mid-September. (watch, runtime: 4:20). Adib spoke Ahmed El Kilani, Managing Director of EIPICO Pharmaceutical Industries, who said that the covid-19 treatment medicine Enfluvir will be made widely available in hospitals soon. He added that his company was waiting for the Health MInistry to greenlight the production of local variants of Avigan and Remdesivir (watch, runtime: 4:56).

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