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3 days ago

Business
World Bank allocates $7.9 mn to Egypt to fight coronavirus

The World Bank on Friday announced it was allocating US$7.9 million to the Egyptian government to finance a coronavirus emergency plan. “The World Bank activated on March 20th the Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) under the “Transforming Egypt’s Healthcare System Project” US$ ... Read More

2 days ago

Science
Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world? All use the Zoom videoconferencing application to get together while staying apart during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. But ... Read More

2 days ago

Culture
HBO makes programming available free as part of #StayHomeBoxOffice

In advance of the launch of streaming service HBO Max, HBO will seek to ease the act of social distancing by making 500 hours of programming available free for a limited time, under the heading #StayHomeBoxOffice. The promotion kicks off ... Read More

13 hours ago

Life & Style
Doctors perform cesarean birth on pregnant coronavirus carrier in Hurghada

A medical team at the Public Hurghada Hospital headed by Genealogy and Obstetrician Consultant Reda al-Nagar performed a cesarean birth on a 35-year-old pregnant woman, who had previously tested positive for coronavirus. Garbed in protective gear, the medical team closely ... Read More