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Virus Pandemic Deals Heavy Blow to Egypt's Working Poor

Haggard and dishevelled from the stress of making ends meet, day labourers line up in Cairo for food parcels after losing their jobs to the sharp downturn caused by the coronavirus.

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Medics at Egypt's Main Cancer Center Test Positive for Virus

At least 15 medics in Egypt's main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials said Saturday, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world's most populous country.

Egypt has reported around 1,000 confirmed cases and 66 fatalities from the global pandemic. Authorities have closed schools and mosques, banned public gatherings and imposed a nighttime curfew to prevent the virus from spreading among the population of 100 million, a fifth of whom live in the densely-populated capital, Cairo.

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Virus Kills 2 Senior Military Officers in Egypt

A second senior military officer in Egypt has died of the new coronavirus, state television reported Monday, as the officially declared death toll stood at 14 from 327 cases recorded nationwide.

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Egypt Detects 12 New Coronavirus Cases on Nile Cruise Boat

Egypt detected 12 new cases Friday of the novel coronavirus among workers aboard a Nile cruise boat heading from Aswan to Luxor, a healthy ministry statement said.

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Egypt Executes Top Islamist Militant Ashmawy

Egypt executed Wednesday an ex-special forces officer turned top Islamist militant, Hisham Ashmawy, over involvement in high-profile attacks, said the army. 

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Egypt Sentences Notorious Militant Hisham Ashmawy to Death

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced to death an ex-special forces officer turned Islamist militant and 36 other jihadists over several terror attacks, including an assassination bid on a former interior minister.

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Egypt Detects Second Coronavirus Case

Egypt on Monday reported its second case of novel coronavirus, more than two weeks after announcing the first confirmed infection in Africa.

The foreigner is showing "minor symptoms" and has been quarantined, the ministry and the World Health Organization said in a joint statement.

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Egypt to Bury Ousted Autocrat Mubarak with Military Honours

Egypt was to hold a military funeral Wednesday for former president Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests of 2011.

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Militants Hit Gas Pipeline in Egypt's Sinai

Militants blew up a gas pipeline Sunday in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, security sources said.

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Egypt Accuses Turkish News Agency Staff of 'False News'

Egypt has accused four staff of Turkey's state news agency Anadolu whom it arrested of spreading "false news" and working with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

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