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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Zifta, Egypt – updates and restrictions


Located in Egypt, the city of Zifta (Ziftá) has a population of 93.7K. 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 48 percent increase from August 12, 2021, when 16,604 people died and 285,061 cases were registered, and a 302 percent increase from October 20, 2020, when 6,142 people were died and 105,705 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Zifta.



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 Ziftá recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

93.7K residents who live in Ziftá

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

93.7K residents who live in Ziftá

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

93.7K residents who live in Ziftá

No order to remain at home in Ziftá

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

93.7K residents who live in Ziftá

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 October 20, 2020 August 12, 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 Zifta recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Restrictions on gatherings

Limitations on group gatherings of 100 to 1000 participants

Limits on gatherings of ten or fewer people

Public transportation shuts down

Zifta's authorities require that the public transportation system be closed or most citizens prohibited from using it

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

Require the individual to not leave the house, at the exception of daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips

No order to remain at home in Zifta

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Zifta has internal movement restrictions

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Quarantine arrivals into Zifta from all, some, or most of the regions

Screening travelers upon arrival

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

Facial covering policies outside the home

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

Required outside the home regardless of location or presence of others

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

Access to key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and aged groups



*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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