Coronavirus : Egypt PM declares curfew for two weeks

A member of medical team sprays disinfectant as a precautionary move amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the underground Al Shohadaa Martyrs metro station in Cairo, Egypt March 22, 2020. (Reuters)

Egypt has declared a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for two weeks starting Wednesday to counter spread of coronavirus, the prime minister said.

Most public service providers will shut their doors during the curfew period and those who violate the curfew will be subject to measures under Egypt's emergency laws, Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouly said.

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