CAIRO, may 19. /TASS/. a Sharp jump in the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus was on Tuesday in Egypt. As reported in the daily report of the Ministry of health of the Republic, a day identified 720 new cases.

a Day earlier, was recorded 535 cases, which was the highest level since mid-February, when the country had identified its first case of infection.

“the Total number of infected reached 13 484, — said in the Ministry. — Died, another 14 people, but only to date, recorded 659 deaths, were cured 3 742”.

on Sunday Prime Minister of Egypt, Mustafa Madbouli announced tougher quarantine measures at a time of celebration Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr is the Turkic peoples). In particular, the Prime Minister announced that from 24th to 29th may completely stop the movement of public transport will be closed shopping and entertainment centers, promenades, beaches, parks and restaurants. The curfew, which currently begins at 21:00 will be valid from 17:00 to 06:00.

in addition, on 30 may, the Cabinet decided to introduce as obligatory for all measures the wearing in public places with medical masks. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister promised that the easing of restrictive measures is expected by mid-June.