Egypt’s local news digest July 18: Egypt has 4 HCV cure protocols at reduced prices; 117 arrested at Sallum border over illegal immigration attempt
Hepatitis C treatment Harvoni and Sovaldi

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Egypt has 4 HCV cure protocols at reduced prices: liver professor

Egypt has five drug protocols, out of six worldwide, to cure Genotype 4 of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) that exists in the country, Hisham el-Khayat Liver, gastrointestinal tract professor at the Institute of Theodore Bilharz said during a Sunday press conference.

The drugs available in Egypt include: Sovaldi, Olisio, Daklinza, Harvoni, Alzibathier and Abakloza; he added that the medicines are available at reduced prices, attracting foreign patients to seek treatment in Egypt.


Moderate weather expected Monday; Cairo sees highs of 34°C

Forecasters expect a moderate weather Monday as high temperatures that have been witnessed relent in the Capital Cairo by two degrees recording highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C, according to Youm7.

A dust-loaded wind will be witnessed in most areas, and will be partially active on the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Suez Gulf, which leads to disruption of maritime navigation.


117 arrested at Sallum border for illegal immigration to Libya

A total of 117 people, including 10 Sudanese, were arrested at Egypt’s western border Sallum while attempting to illegally cross into the Libyan territories through desert routes, Youm7 reported.

The head of Marsa Matrouh security directorate Hisham Lotfy told Youm7 that the arrested unregistered migrants were kept in custody to be referred to specialized prosecution.


Sisi moves to restore Egypt’s ties with Africa: ex-presidential advisor

Journalist Skeina Fouad, advisor for former President Adly Mansour, told Youm7 that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visits to African countries proves that Egypt is gradually restoring closer ties with the African continent after a long absence since January 25 Revolution.


Illegal fishing boats are not monitored: official

Anonymous official sources at the Ministry of Agriculture told Youm7 that the General Authority for Fisheries has failed to install surveillance devices to monitor illegal fishing boats, to prevent fishermen abduction and curb illegal immigration.

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