An official at the Ministry of Petroleum said the ministry is pumping an additional number of butane gas cylinders into the local markets to avoid any crisis during the Eid al-Adha holiday, which starts Saturday and will last until Tuesday.
- Metro chief Ali Fadaly announced that Metro trains will operate from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day during Eid al-Adha. The Metro Authority also created a hotline for receiving complaints and questions.
Minister of Urban Development Laila Iskander held a meeting Thursday to discuss alternatives and solutions to deal with polluting workshops located in slum areas.
- Giza governorate continued its removal campaign of street vendors and cafes on sidewalks.
- Ain Shams University officially banned political activities on campus and installed armored gates and surveillance cameras to monitor student protests.
Following the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis video which threatened to target both the police and the army on the first day of Eid al-Adha, the Giza Security Directorate raised its threat level to the highest state of vigilance and intensified security presence at police stations.
- The Veterinarian Directorate mounted an intensified campaign to monitor butchers and imported meat.
Egyptian Ambassador to UNESCO Mohamed Sameh Amr denied rumors about the removal of the Sakkara Pyramid from the World Heritage List.
- Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman announced that Italy has expressed interest in cooperating in Egyptian developmental projects at the Suez Canal, the Golden Triangle area and North Coast.
The Interior Ministry announced that for the first time it will deploy all-female police units to combat violence against women during Eid al-Adha. They will be armed with stun guns and batons.
- The Ministry of Endowment in Minya announced four preachers were referred to prosecution over charges of promoting the Muslim Brotherhood at mosques.