Update – Egypt’s Local News Digest June 19: Food subsidies increased by 20% in Ramadan
Minister of Supply Khalid Hanafi - YOUM7 (Archive)
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CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local stories in Egypt on June 19:

Food subsidies increased by 20% in Ramadan: Supply Minister

Sisi met with Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy to discuss means to pump food commodities into the market during Ramadan. Hanafy said subsidies on foods have increased by 20$ in June to counter inflation and rising prices. The minister also presented projects with charities and agricultural producers to open venues to sell their goods and reduced prices, according to a presidential statement.

Policeman to be tried over drugs

A low-ranking policeman was referred to a criminal court by the Red Sea prosecution after he was caught in possession of drugs at a checkpoint in Hurghada; hash and addictive pills had been found in his car.

Curivo registers Hepatitis C recovery of 97%-100%

The recovery rate of Hepatitis C patients who have been treated with Curivo reaches 97%-100%, experts of liver diseases told Youm7. Around 2,000 patients have been treated by Curivo, some have completed the 3-month regime and others still have a month or two to finish, Youm7 reported.

Police officer killed in a roadside bomb attack in Sinai

A roadside bomb detonated in a passing armored personnel carrier causing the death of a 30yr old police captain and leaving a 27yr old conscript injured in Central Sinai; meanwhile, security operations over the past hours in North Sinai have resulted in 12 extremists killed, 13 injured and seven explosive devices detonated.

17th A/C carriage operates on oldest metro line

The Metro Company is set to operate Sunday the 17th air-conditioned carriage on the first line running from Helwan, south of Cairo, to El-Marg district. The new imported carriages are part of a South Korean deal to export 20 trains purchased from Hyundai Rotem for 2.2 billion EGP ($288.8 million.)

3 killed, 28 injured in different road accidents Sunday

A number of road accidents have taken place during the early hours of Sunday in different governorates, leaving at least three killed and 28 injured. In Beni Suef governorate, eight conscripts were injured after their vehicle flipped over on El-Zaafrana Road; a man was killed and 12 injured after a taxi turned over on the Eastern Desert Road in two were killed in the same governorate.

In Delta, two were killed in two separate accidents in Kafr el-Sheikh governorate, and five were injured in another accident in Beheira governorate. Egypt recorded 14,548 traffic accidents in 2015, a one percent increase compared to 2014, according to a statement by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

1st court hearing in lawsuit demanding Ramez Galal’s prank show banned

The Administrative Court is set to consider Sunday the first hearing in a lawsuit filed against the prank show “Ramez plays with fire” demanding its ban as “it might cause serious health and psychological harms to his guests.” Comedian Ramez Galal has faced wide criticism over his annual show that is aired each Ramadan, accusing him of causing panic, fear, anxiety and stress to the celebrities whom he invites.

Forecasters expect hot weather Sunday; Cairo sees 37 °C

Forecasters expected a hot weather to prevail Sunday in Cairo with highs of 37 °C and lows of 23°C, according to Youm7.  In the southern parts of the country, the meteorological experts said the temperature is expected to rise, reaching 43°C in Aswan and 42°C in Luxor. They also expected a “moderate” weather on the northern coasts, where Alexandria to record 33°C and Marsa Matrouh 30°C during the day.

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