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Thursday, 10 June 2021

42 hotels, restaurants closed for breaching covid rules

Twenty-five hotels and 17 restaurants in the Red Sea, South Sinai and Cairo governorates have been ordered to close for a week for breaching covid-19 regulations, the Tourism Ministry said yesterday. The businesses will also pay a EGP 4k fine after frontline staff were found not wearing face masks, and sanitizers and disinfectants were not available, Deputy Tourism Minister Abdel Fattah Al Assi told Yahduth fi Masr (watch, runtime: 4:27).

The Health Ministry reported 765 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 773 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 270,292 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 34 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 15,471.

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