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Sunday, 31 October 2021

Zayed will not return as health minister, says Amr Adib

It seems we may be saying goodbye to Hala Zayed as the nation’s health minister: This is according to MBC Masr’s Amr Adib, who claimed on El Hekaya on Friday night that Zayed would not be returning to the ministry following her hospitalization last week. “I can assure that the health minister will not return to her position,” Adib said in a segment looking at allegations of corruption made against a number of unnamed ministry officials (watch, runtime: 6:47).

Prosecutors probing the ministry: The Public Prosecution said last week that it had opened an investigation into a number of ministry officials, but did not provide further information about the nature of the allegations or who was being investigated. The statement said only that additional information would be forthcoming and that reports circulating on social media were not accurate. Adib said that Zayed has nothing to do with the case, but did not say why she would not be returning to her position at the ministry.

We have an interim health minister: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly has handed the portfolio to Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on a temporary basis, according to a decision picked up by state media.

Adib’s remarks are getting attention in the domestic press from Al Masry Al Youm to Akhbar El Youm and Masrawy.

Environment minister talks COP26: Egypt will be use the high-stakes climate summit taking place in Glasgow this week to promote the government’s policies to mitigate the impact of climate change, including renewable energy projects and electric transportation, Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad told Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 3:57).

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