Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : COVID-19 in three months in Egypt “Graphs”

I am not an expert in statistics but I know the power of numbers.

I gathered the numbers of Coronavirus in Egypt since its outbreak in February 2020 when a Chinese citizen tested positive for COVID-19.

Sensitizing the Great Pyramid of Giza by Roger Anis
Sensitizing the Great Pyramid of Giza
by Roger Anis

Needless to say, the real outbreak of the virus started in March with the infamous case of ASara Nile Cruise in Luxor, Upper Egypt.

In the same month, Some Egyptians who live and work in Italy returned back carrying the virus and many of those Egyptians lived in Nile Delta governorates.

They entered the country as it seems without proper medical testing.

The initial mass outbreak began in March and it grew in April but unfortunately, the real massive outbreak happened in May or rather the Holy Month of Ramadan when the government shortened the partial curfew imposed and people began to socialize as usual in the holy month.

From covering closely the cases and the official numbers day by day as they are released by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and WHO Egypt, I made this graph showing the COVID-19 daily cases and how it grows day by day since March.

I did not include the case of February but it is still counted. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

#Blackouttuesday : From Cairo

Least I can do from Cairo, Egypt to the African  American community during the time of the pandemic.

#Blackouttuesday


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : Masks are mandatory now in Egypt "Live Updated"

On Saturday, Egypt started imposing face masks mandatory in public. Those who will violate the orders will pay hefty fines up to authorities.

Since early reports, I read news reports and testimonies of people in the streets saying the authorities are taking things seriously so far on the first day in Cairo. Even microbuses drivers are asking the passengers to wear masks.

Egyptian family wearing masks in train station on Saturday
Egyptian family wearing masks in
a train station on Saturday "Nader Nabeel for Masrawy"

On Saturdays, Egypt is back to its 8 PM to 5 AM partial curfew.

All the businesses are back to work including shops and malls within the working hours.

On the other hand, coffee shops, sports clubs and gyms are closed.

It is worth to mention in the past two days, Egypt witnessed a jump in the daily number of newly discovered cases of Coronavirus as well as in its fatalities.

This jump happened due to the expansion in the number of hospitals in the country designated to screen coronavirus patients earlier last week.

According to Presidential Health adviser and former health minister Dr Awad Tag El-Din, Egypt will reach the peak of Coronavirus within two weeks.

I feel that we are going to pay the price of underestimating Coronavirus in the past month as people

This is another live blogging event dedicated to all things Coronavirus in Egypt and the Middle East.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Coronavirus on the Nile : Eid Week Edition “Live Update”

Egyptian walking an empty street outside a cinema house in Downtown Cairo during the Eid
An empty street on the first day of Eid in Cairo Downtown 
By Mohamed El-Raai. 
It is Eid week in Egypt and the Muslim Countries in Coronavirus times.

The Eid comes in a very critical time as the Coronavirus infection begins to spread at a high rate daily after loosening the partial Curfew during the whole month of Ramadan.
The government is going to impose a more strict and longer partial curfew from 5 PM to 6 AM nationwide.

All beaches, public gardens, restaurants ...etc are closed during the upcoming 5 days. The government hopes to reduce the number of infections in the country because it hopes to open up the country in June.
We will see if we are in the peak or we have not reached it yet to open up after this week.

This live update for all news and reports COVID-19 in Egypt and the MENA region.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2020 : Tale of King Magedwon “The King ” EP.29 & EP.30

Good evening,

Here we are with the final night of our Radio Arabian Nights for this year.
We will conclude our tale for this year, the tale of King Magedwon and I hope that you like it.
First of all, You can refresh your mind with what happened last night here.

Tonight we will have a double bill; two episodes to celebrate the finale of this year’s tale.
Now without further ado listen to the 761st  episode in the Egyptian State’s One Thousand and One Nights or the 29th   night in our tale for the year 2020, the tale of King Magedwon after the break.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2020 : Tale of King Magedwon “Back to Magedwon’s kingdom ” EP.28

Good evening,
Here we are with the 28th night of our Radio Arabian Nights for this year.
We will continue our tale for this year, the tale of King Magedwon.

First of all, You can refresh your mind with what happened last night here.
Now without further ado listen to the 760th episode in the Egyptian State’s One Thousand and One Nights or the 28th  night in our tale for the year 2020, the tale of King Magedwon after the break.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2020 : Tale of King Magedwon “The return of the Genie ” EP.27

Good evening,
Here we are with the 27th night of our Radio Arabian Nights for this year.
We will continue our tale for this year, the tale of King Magedwon.

First of all, You can refresh your mind with what happened last night here.
Now without further ado listen to the 759th  episode in the Egyptian State’s One Thousand and One Nights or the 27th  night in our tale for the year 2020, the tale of King Magedwon after the break.