Egypt reports 54 new coronavirus cases, rising total to 456

Egypt has confirmed 54 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday (40 reported earlier) and one new death bringing the total number to 456 and 21 respectively.

The total number of people recovered from the disease surged to 95 cases.

The ministry of health has reported earlier on Wednesday 40 new cases.

On Tuesday, Egypt declared a two-week night-time curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting from Wednesday to control the spread of coronavirus. The country’s prime minister said those who violate the measure would be punished under emergency laws, facing fines of up to 4,000 Egyptian pounds ($255) or prison.

The North African country has also extended the suspension of flights for an additional two weeks until April 15. A closure of schools and universities has been also extended to mid-April, while cafes, sports clubs and gyms will be shut for the next two weeks. Restaurants will be restricted to deliveries.