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Egypt to Allow Wedding Parties, Funeral Prayers and Cultural Events Next Week

September 15, 2020

CAIRO — Egypt says wedding parties, funeral prayers and cultural events will be allowed next week, only at open venues, for the first time since the government imposed a partial lockdown earlier this year to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Nader Saad, a spokesman for the government, said Monday that wedding parties will be allowed with a maximum capacity of 300 people starting from Sep. 21 at tourist facilities and hotels that have obtained health safety certificates.

He said in a statement that cultural events, including book fairs, will be allowed in open-air places with 50% of its capacity. Funeral prayers will be also allowed at mosques with outdoor yards.

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