Egyptians celebrate Eid al-Fitr amid the rise of Covid-19

As Muslims around the world celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Egyptian authorities are concerned that this week’s festivities could lead to an increase in the number of cases, as the world’s most populous Arab nation a third Covid is experiencing. -19 wave.

Egypt marks the three-day Eid al-Fitr festivities amid an increase in Covid-19 cases. Official figures in this country of a 100 million strong population stand at 237,000 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, and a total of 13,972 deaths. But experts say the real numbers are much higher.

Authorities have imposed a two-week curfew, but many fear it will not be enough to contain cases. At a market in Cairo, the mood was bright, but there was no sign of social detachment and very few face masks were on display.

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