Update Egypt’s local news digest July 11: New data on crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 to be stated in few weeks; Egypt thwarts 2 illegal migration attempts to Italy by 230 people
A flight recorder retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 is seen in this undated picture issued June 17, 2016.

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Egyptian investigative committee to state new data on crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 in few weeks: Minister

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy told al-Nahar talk show Monday that the Egyptian committee, which was tasked to investigate into the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean, will state new details in the coming few weeks, adding that the Egyptian authorities and the concerned bodies are still surveying the Mediterranean for victims’ remains.


Egypt’s Consumer Protection Authority refers Cottonil Co. to Prosecution over ‘inciting debauchery ads’

The Egyptian Public Authority for Consumer Protection referred Cottonil Co. to the General prosecution over its “inciting debauchery ads” Monday. The Agency has decided in June to stop the company ads, however, the company’s commercial ads have been screened on the T.V. channels.


Egypt thwarts 2 illegal migration attempts to Italy by 230 people

Egyptian naval forces have thwarted an illegal migration attempt by 179 migrants from different nationalities in Alexandria, before crossing the Mediterranean Sea to the Italian shores, Egyptian military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said in a statement Monday.

The unregistered migrants are from Egypt, Sudan, the Comoros, Eritrea, Ghana, and Guinea, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced that an attempt of illegal migration by 51, including 14 Somalis, has been foiled in Delta’s Beheira governorate, before heading to Italy.


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.


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.



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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