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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 18 November 2020

It was a night to forget on the airwaves yesterday, with the nation’s talking heads seemingly competing to see which one could send their audience to sleep the soonest. Unfortunately we had to try to stay awake to watch it all. Here are the highlights.

There was football talk: Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi phoned Egypt manager Hossam El Badry to comment on the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo yesterday, which Egypt won 3-1 despite losing Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny to covid (watch, runtime: 14:01). Meanwhile, the same roster of EFA officials we heard from earlier this week appeared on Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 6:08), Yahduth Fi Misr (watch, runtime: 3:01) and Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 4:44) to talk about things we’re not going to remember tomorrow.

Egypt bypassed the Washington Post paywall thanks to Masaa DMC's Ramy Radwan, who covered the paper’s report on the newly accepted symptoms associated with covid-19, which include both blood sugar and digestive disorders such as diarrhea, as well as feeling fatigued and weak (watch, runtime: 2:03). Adel Khattab, member of the Higher Education Ministry’s virus committee, concurred with the findings in an interview with Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer, adding that just 25% covid patients suffer from high fever (watch, runtime: 5:29).

The talking heads allotted some time to El Sisi’s latest media appearance: Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan (watch, runtime: 3:40) and Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 25:01) both covered his visit to the Military Academy.

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