Last Night’s Talk Shows on 29 July 2020
The two most popular topics of the year — the coronavirus and the GERD — captured the attention of the nation’s talking heads again last night.
Covid is back on the airwaves: Presidential health advisor Mohamed Awad Tag El Din urged people to maintain social distancing and keep using masks to prevent a resurgence in the virus during an interview with Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer. Although recent positive figures suggest the outbreak might be on the wane, respiratory viruses will gather steam from October and risks remain about the prospects of a second wave, he said (watch, runtime: 3:17), (watch, runtime: 3:35) and (watch, runtime: 3:33).
Saving water: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has directed the government to employ advanced irrigation methods to a mn acres to help the country use its water resources more efficiently, Agriculture Minister Elsayed El Quseir told Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 18: 44).
GERD talks: The next round of negotiations over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will run for the next two weeks, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafez told Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer. Hafez said that Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is holding talks with his counterparts in many countries, and that they are in contact with US lawmakers about the situation. He reiterated Egypt’s determination to reach a fair agreement that includes the rights of the three countries to the Nile’s water and that
Egypt is willing to continue negotiations until an agreement is reached (watch, runtime: 6:03).