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Daily COVID-19 roundup: June 18 – Mada Masr

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Here are the latest figures on COVID-19 as of Wednesday, June 17:

New cases Recovered New deaths
1,363 422 84
Current cases Total cases Total deaths
32,803 49,219 1,850

Headline events in news on COVID-19 in Egypt on Wednesday:

Football clubs back out of league citing infection risk 

  • Announcing that it will not participate in the Egyptian Premier League in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ismaili football club has said that “the lives of our players are more important.” 
  • Aswan SC, Wadi Degla SC, and title contestant regulars Zamalek SC have also declined to play this season.
  • “We don’t mind declaring Ahly the league champions for everyone’s sake,” said Mortada Mansour, Zamalek SC president, expressing willingness to cede the title to his club’s arch-rivals in the interests of protecting his players.
  • Egyptian clubs got the government all clear to resume training from June 20, with the league due to start after a four-month hiatus on July 25.

Teenagers to begin exams on Sunday

  • 600,000 school students will be queuing up outside exam halls around the country on Sunday to take their thanaweya amma (high school) exams. Education