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Thursday, 18 November 2021

Cabinet okays legislation in its weekly meeting

It was a legislation-heavy day around the cabinet table yesterday with ministers approving a number of bills during the weekly meeting. Among the changes:

Sports clubs will soon be subject to more financial oversight from centralized government bodies under changes to the 2017 Sports Act. The changes also explicitly prohibit the use of performance-enhancing substances. Egyptian weightlifters were banned from international competitions for two years after a number of athletes were caught doping in 2016.

Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab are no longer subject to the state’s Sinai Development Act, after the cabinet approved a presidential decree in February exempting them from the legislation.

Sohag University is getting two new faculties, one for environmental research and another for postgraduate studies under changes to the executive regulations of the Universities Act.

New rules on organ donations: Kidney donors must now be younger than 60 years old and donors of other organs younger than 50 under amendments to a law regulating organ donations.

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