What Are the Jars That Held Organs in Ancient Egypt?

People in ancient Egypt placed a lot of value on preserving the human body posthumously, and mummification was the major process to accomplish this. The goal of preserving the body was to ensure the deceased’s passage into the afterlife. Before individuals were mummified, their internal organs were carefully extracted and saved in receptacles known as […]

Tokyo confirms daily record of over 190 coronavirus cases

More than 190 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Tokyo on Saturday, a record daily increase for the fourth straight day, Kyodo News Agency quoted a metropolitan government official as saying. The figure topped the previous record of 189 marked Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the capital to about 1,900. Japan has […]

Three Egyptian doctors died from COVID-19, 43 others infected

Three Egyptian doctors died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the 43 others were infected with the virus nationwide so far, stated the Egyptian Medical Syndicate on Saturday. Two of the deceased doctors had contracted the virus after connecting infected people away from their workplaces, the syndicate added in the statement, noting that the number […]

Health Ministry launches auto reply service to answers questions about COVID-19

The Ministry of Health launched Saturday an auto-responder service to answer citizens’ questions regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) via Whatsapp mobile application. The service will be provided for free around the clock to offer a reliable and official source for the updated information on COVID-19, said Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Mogahed. Service seekers could save […]

Transport min. inspects Cairo-Aswan road development project

Transport Minister Kamel el Wazir inspected Saturday the first phase of a project to develop the western Cairo-Aswan desert road. The 230-kilometer-long phase runs from Cairo to Minya. The minister stressed the importance of continuing such road projects, which he said are of great importance to Egypt’s economy and sustainable development. He also thanked construction […]

Egypt saves life of Italian tourist denied entry to other countries for fears of COVID-19 infection

Egypt’s Red Sea authorities allowed an Italian cruise ship carrying about 2,000 tourists to enter Hurghada port to save the life of an Italian tourist suffering from kidney failure, Egyptian newspaper Sada al-Balad on Saturday. Only the tourist and his wife were disembarked from the ship, which was inbound from Oman to Italy. Before being […]

Presidency staff donate 20% of their salaries to Tahya Misr fund

Minister of State for Information Osama Heikal said on Saturday that presidency staff will donate 20 percent of their salaries to Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) Fund for three months. In a press statement, Heikal said the donation aims at supporting irregular workers, whose living conditions worsened due to the coronavirus outbreak

Egypt upgrades irrigation system over more than 7K feddans

Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has implemented a number of development projects in irrigation systems over an area of 7,476 feddans (1 feddan = about 1.038 acres) in investments estimated at LE 183,739 million, announced the ministry in a statement on Saturday. The projects aim at changing the surface irrigation systems into the […]

Court adjourns trial of defendants in Warraq island case till May 27

The Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday put off till May 27 the trial of 35 defendants implicated in the Warraq island case. The case dates back to July 16, 2017, when police arrived at Giza’s Warraq island to remove encroachments on state-owned lands and clashes ensued with the residents. The clashes left at least 33 […]

Why These Three Pregnant ER Doctors Keep Working During the Coronavirus Crisis

This story in the WSJ is about pregnant Emergency Room doctors still working. These three doctors are in the University of Maryland Medical System. They have leave but are working because if all three were to take leave it would pose significant strain on their group and their colleagues. They have to reuse their respirator […]