Egypt: Social life returns to Cairo as restaurants, shops and mosques reopen

Restaurants, shops and mosques reopened in Cairo on Saturday after being shut for months of lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak. People could be seen having their temperature checked at restaurants, as workers disinfected chairs and tables. The Al-Hussain Mosque opened its doors again after COVID-19 restrictions, and also appeared to be disinfected. The country's authorities had been imposing a strict lockdown to counter fight the COVID-19 outbreak since mid-May, including an overnight curfew for citizens starting from 17:00 local time and ending at 06:00. The metro was also temporarily closed. Egypt has just under 64,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 2,708 linked deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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