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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Shibin al Kawm, Egypt – updates and restrictions


Located in Egypt, the city of Shibin al Kawm (Shibīn al Kawm) has a population of 182.9K. The latest data indicates 515,645 cases of Covid-19 infection in Egypt as of June 20, 2022 ,with 24,722 deaths. This represents a 47 percent increase from August 31, 2021, when 16,736 people died and 288,441 cases were registered, and a 221 percent increase from January 1, 2021, when 7,687 people were died and 139,471 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Shibin al Kawm.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

The authorities in Shibīn al Kawm recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

182.9K residents who live in Shibīn al Kawm

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

182.9K residents who live in Shibīn al Kawm

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

182.9K residents who live in Shibīn al Kawm

No order to remain at home in Shibīn al Kawm

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Screening travelers upon arrival

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

Government replaces less than half of the lost salary or if it is a flat amount, it is less than half of the median salary

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

182.9K residents who live in Shibīn al Kawm

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

No contact tracing If a positive result is identified

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccine availability for key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and selected broad groups or ages

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

No measures to protect the elderly




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction January 1, 2021 August 31, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

The authorities in Shibin al Kawm recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

The Shibin al Kawm authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

Limits on gatherings of ten or fewer people

No Changes

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

People are advised not to leave the house

No order to remain at home in Shibin al Kawm

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Shibin al Kawm has internal movement restrictions

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Screening travelers upon arrival

Foreign travelers are not subject to any restrictions

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Provides extensive contract relief and debt relief

No Changes

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Conducting tests on any person showing symptoms of Covid-19

No Changes

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

No contact tracing If a positive result is identified

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

Vaccine availability for key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and selected broad groups or ages



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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