Egypt: Ramadan Group Activities, Iftars to be Suspended

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Egypt will suspend all Ramadan activities and group iftars due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Ministry of Endowments announced on Tuesday.

The ministry also noted it had previously decided to prohibit the establishment of iftar tables, a tradition Muslims take part in to provide food for the poor during the holy month in the vicinity of mosques or their surrounding space.

Egypt has so far recorded 1,322 coronavirus cases including 85 deaths as of Monday.

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