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Table 2 The serial responses of the Egyptian government to the COVID crisis

From: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the neurosurgical practice in Egypt

Feb 14, 2020 Egypt announced the first case of COVID-19 in Africa
Mar 1, 2020 Egypt announced the second case of COVID-19
Mar 8, 2020 Egypt announced the first death due to COVID-19 (A 60-year-old German citizen)
Mar 9, 2020 The WHO confirms the presence of 56 COVID-19 cases in Egypt
Mar 23, 2020 Egypt declares two-week curfew (from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and announces the suspension of international flights and a closure of schools and universities till mid-April 2020
Apr 4, 2020 COVID-19 cases in Egypt surpass 1000
Apr 8, 2020 Extension of curfew (from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and international flights’ suspension until April 23
Apr 23, 2020 Extension of curfew through the month of Ramadan (ended in late May) with banning of all religious gatherings and ceremonies
May 19, 2020 Egypt indefinitely extends suspension of international flights
May 28, 2020 Shortening of the night-time curfew to start from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
June 14, 2020 Shortening of the night-time curfew to start from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
June 27, 2020 Egypt Lifts Most COVID-19 Restrictions and ends the night-time curfew