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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

What restrictions could the unjabbed face in the near future + Cinema industry up in arms over new filming fee requirements

Covid-19 is still getting attention from the nation’s talking heads: Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan spoke to anti covid-19 committee member, Mohamed El Nady to discuss the latest covid-19 government policies announced by Health Minister Hala Zayed earlier this week. While the Egyptian government has made the vaccination of public sector employees, as well as all 18+ year-old students, educators and staff at Egyptian schools and universities, obligatory, it remains unclear what the consequences those unvaccinated by the start of October could face, El Nady said. Students could possibly see themselves banned from campus if they remain unjabbed, while unvaccinated employees could be obligated to present a negative PCR result to their employers every two weeks, for example, El Nady said.

Also on the airwaves last night: The Egyptian cinema and media industry, which now face additional operational fees of up to EGP 100k per day when shooting a movie scene or an ad in a Cairo street, under a decision issued by the governorate this week. The decision was met with criticism from industry members, who already pay hundreds of thousands in taxes and other expenditures to the government for filming their productions, Egyptian producer Magdy El Hawary told Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 7:27). The Egyptian Cinema Industry Chamber will hold an emergency meeting today to discuss the new decision and its impact on the industry, Akhbar El Yom reports.

Zamalek taking home their thirteenth Egyptian Premier League title also got airtime after the club beat Entag El Harby 2-0. Zamalek club head Hussein Labib told Sada El Balad that the players had undergone an intense boot camp to up their physical abilities before the league games began (watch, runtime 5:13).

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