Egypt’s local news digest July 11: Roadside bomb kills officer, conscript in Sinai; 9M LED lamps distributed among Egyptians; Schistosomiasis cure price reduced for highly-infected villages
Mini truck targeted by Egypt's security forces in North Sinai Jan. 3 - Military spokesperson Mohamed Samir Facebook page.

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local news stories on July 11 here:


9 million LED lamps distributed to Egyptians: Electricity Min.

The Ministry of Electricity has distributed nine million LED lamps among citizens so far as part of a plan to distribute 13 million lamps that aims to reduce power consumption, Youm7 reported.


10K Nile violation cases removed within a year: official

A total of 15,000 violations and transgression cases have been spotted at the Nile banks, while 10,000 out of them have been removed since the “Save the Nile” campaign has kicked off on Jan. 5, Youm7 quoted Salah Ezz, the head of the Nile Protection Authority at the Ministry of Irrigation.


Police officer, conscript killed in roadside bomb attack in N. Sinai

A police officer and a conscript have been killed after a roadside bomb detonated in a passing armored personnel carrier in central Sinai, Reuters reported.

According to the British news agency, the incident took place in El-Monbateh district that belongs to Hasna town in North Sinai.

Meanwhile, a total of six “takfiri” armed militants were killed in military airstrikes that targeted terrorist hideouts within the past few hours in Southern Sheikh Zuwayed city, Youm7 reported Sinai sources as saying.


Schistosomiasis cure price reduced for highly-infected villages: official

Villages with high Schistosomiasis infection in Egypt are provided more than 3 percent of the treatment doses for free; Youm7 quoted Amr Kandil, the head of the Preventive Medicine at the Ministry of Health.

A 2004 study has shown that around 18 million Egyptians contacted the disease, according to Veto Gate news website.

WHO describes the Schistosomiasis as a disease of poverty that leads to chornic ill-health; the infection is acquired when people come into contact with fresh water contaminated with parasites called schistosomes. The infection is prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical areas, in poor communities without potable water and adequate sanitation, according to the international organization.


Cairo sees highs of 36 Monday: forecasters

Forecasters expected a moderate weather to prevail across Egypt Monday; however, Cairo will see a high temperature of 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Other parts of Upper Egypt will also see scorching heat hitting 43°C and 42°C in Aswan and Luxor cities.

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