22 July 2020 – Approval of request for comprehensive curfew throughout Eid Al-Adha

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Director General of Public Health at the Ministry, Riad Abdel-Amir

Overview: The Director General of Public Health at the Ministry, Riad Abdel-Amir, said, “The Ministry of Health called for imposing a comprehensive curfew throughout the days of the blessed Eid Al-Adha, and it was approved by the National Health and Safety Committee due to the great disaster that occurred a week after the last Eid Al-Fitr, which contributed to the high number of cases.
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Fear of an increase in the number of cases