Monday, January 25, 2021

#Jan25 : Ten years gone

Warning: It is quite a depressing post but sometimes to have let all those thoughts out to think better

I am trying to avoid all emotions and memories because it is hard, really damned hard and sad to write what I feel when it comes to the 25 January revolution especially after ten years

Yes, ten years have passed and yet it seems like yesterday.

Again this is unarranged personal biased emotional post.

They call us as emotional who do not think with their brains enough, who are not realistic enough.

Revolutionaries are emotional, they are dreamers and they dream always for a better future.

#Jan25 New Hope
Ten years ago at Tahrir square 

“Bread, Freedom and Social justice” are not emotional goals but rather realistic basic human needs.

Maybe the world can be a little better if people start to be emotional and politicians stop their cold calculations that make things from bad to worse to worst.

Again I do not know or how to organize and type all those feelings, ideas and those words I want to say.

I feel overwhelmed

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Coronavirus on the Nile : COVID-19 ups and downs

Time for our new two-weeks Live Updates post about everything Coronavirus in Egypt and the Arab world.

After an increase in the official number of coronavirus cases in Egypt, last week the numbers declined officially.

I am saying officially because you still hear more cases of coronavirus in your circles in Egypt nowadays.

It is enough to know that the Egyptian Medical syndicate recorded 31 fatalities of its members alone due to coronavirus in the first ten days of coronavirus.

In a Coronavirus isolation hospital in Egypt by Ahmed Gomaa
In a Coronavirus isolation hospital in Egypt by Ahmed Gomaa 

Personally, our family had its first fatality due to coronavirus, my mom’s cousin who already suffered kidney disease and due to her infection with coronavirus, she had a kidney failure.

Like many Egyptians, it was a hard thing to find a place for her in an ICU and she ended up in a private hospital on a ventilator before passing away. May Allah bless her soul and bring patience to her family.

In those upcoming days, the Egyptian government should start its vaccination process

Egypt’s Drugs Authority “EDA” had already approved the emergency use of China’s Sinopharma vaccine and set up a website so people can register but up till now, the vaccination process has not started yet.

It is worth to mention that according to previous statements of health officials predicted that the peak of the coronavirus’ second wave would be in late January.

Regionally, the Gulf states continue successfully in its vaccination programs. Algeria’s President is back to Germany to complete his coronavirus treatment. The numbers of coronavirus cases are surging in Lebanon for real. It is unclear how Lebanon can book vaccines with a financial crisis.

Anyhow please stay safe and stay home as much as you can.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Coronavirus on the Nile: Eleven months of COVID-19 in Egypt in graphs

Another monthly post as part of the COVID-19 coverage in Egyptian Chronicles.

This time it is a quick look into COVID-19 numbers in Egypt after eleven months since its arrival to the country in February 2020.

A photo from an Egyptian hospital during the pandemic  "Ahmed Gomaa"
A photo from an Egyptian hospital during the pandemic 
"Ahmed Gomaa" 
We are officially in the second wave of the pandemic.

They are all based on official numbers released by the Egyptian Health Ministry.

Click on the tabs to move to each graph.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Coronavirus on the Nile: Egypt’s COVID-19 December numbers in Graph

This is the time of our monthly post about the coronavirus pandemic and its numbers in graphs.

Needless to say,  December 2020 witnessed a leap in the cases of coronavirus as well as its fatalities and recoveries.

In December 2020, we did not have only an official recognition that we are in the second wave of coronavirus.

The New Year’s Eve celebrations were cancelled. More restrictions were issued once again above them reducing the Not-wearing-the-face-mask in public from LE 4,000 to LE 50 to make it more realistic.

Egyptians wearing masks in a metro station in Cairo 

Schools are back to be online and more companies are back to work from home or rotation system to reduce work in closed offices.

If you live in Egypt, you will know that as you will find someone in your circle or family’s circle or friend’s circle who tested positive for coronavirus.

The official numbers increased from 400s in December’s first week to 1,400s in the last two days of the month.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Seen in Cairo : Saints Constantine and Helena Church in Downtown Cairo “Merry Orthodox Christmas”

This post should have been on the blog hours earlier but thanks to what happened on the Capitol earlier on Wednesday, it is published early 7th January morning.

Merry Christmas to all dear Orthodox Christians especially Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians celebrating the Christmas on the eve of 7th January.

On this occasion, I would like to share a photo of Saints Constantine and Helena Church in Downtown Cairo. 

Saints Constantine and Helena Church in Downtown Cairo.
Saints Constantine and Helena Church

Inaugurated in 1913 by the Greek Community in Cairo, Saints Constantine and Helena Church is a Greek Orthodox Church. 

It was renovated two years ago.

I attended a wedding inside it in 2007 and it is so beautiful from inside.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Kodak Agfa Presents : Golden Hour photos in Marina 2020

Happy New year, this is the first Kodak Agfa post in the year 2021

This is one of the best Kodak Agfa’s photographic moments in 2020.

Marina's Golden Hour in Egypt's North Coast
The Golden hour aka a late August sunset 

The golden hour in Marina Alamein in late August.

For the first time, I managed to photograph the amazing golden hour in a perfect moment. 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Coronavirus on the Nile : A New year , Same old pandemic "Live Updates"

First of all happy new, this is the first post in 2021.

A new year where we hope that will witness inshallah some sort of an end to this awful pandemic that is still paralyzing the world.

Hopefully, most of us will get the vaccines inshallah and hopefully, the virus won’t mutate again.

I hope that the world will heal its wounds in 2021 inshallah.

Egypt's celebration of the new year at Rod El-Farg bridge "EPA"
Egypt's celebration of the new year at Rod El-Farg bridge "EPA"

Now back to our 15-days-post with our daily coronavirus news from Egypt and the Arab world.

I must hint out that the Egyptian government is bracing for tougher coronavirus days in the country in January. I expect more cases in the upcoming two weeks because it seems that people celebrated the New Year's Eve regardless of the government's decision banning any celebrations. 

Personally, I hear more cases every day in my circle. 

Anyhow here is our daily live updates from Egypt and the Arab world

Happy New Year 2021 From Egyptian Chronicles

 Happy New Year 2021 from Egyptian Chronicles to all its readers and friends around the globe :) 

May all your dreams come true in the new year :)))