Last Night’s Talk Shows on 7 December 2020
Leading the conversation on the airwaves last night: The Coptic Orthodox Church’s decision to suspend mass, funerals, and other prayers and services at churches for one month after five priests passed away from covid-19 and several other worshipers tested positive. The decision applies to Cairo and Alexandria, while churches in other cities across the country have the freedom to decide on their own whether to follow suit, Pope Tawadros II told Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi. No decision has been made yet on the fate of Christmas mass, Tawadros said (watch, runtime: 11:03). Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary (watch, runtime: 3:58), El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 3:18), and Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 5:18) all had coverage.
Also on the airwaves last night:
- Capmas boss Khairat Barakat explained the figures in the latest income and expenditure survey, which found that Egypt’s poverty rate decreased for the first time in 20 years. (Kelma Akhira | watch, runtime: 11:17)
- Fines and penalties will be imposed on individuals who steal electricity from the national grid, Electricity Ministry spokesperson Ayman Hamza said. (El Hekaya | watch, runtime: 10:39)