Restaurants and cafes in Egypt have been given the green light to reopen on June 27 under a 25% capacity cap, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Tuesday as he seeks to re-introduce certain services, lifting some constraints put in place amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

This news comes after businesses were forced to close to dine-in customers back in March, where they were limited to pickup and delivery service only. 

Madbouly continued by saying that establishments will be allowed to operate every day until 10 pm, however, a shisha ban will be put into place to make sure they aren't served anywhere across the country. 

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health has said in an update that there has been a total of 2,278 COVID-19 deaths in Egypt, and 56,809 people have tested positive. We urge everyone to continue staying at home and practice social distancing for their own safety during these times.