Egypt’s local news digest July 24: Cairo sees hot weather of 37°C Sunday; Environment Ministry tries to avoid ‘black clouds’ with new measures
A man pours water over himself while washing a horse in order to cool it down as part of measures taken to ease the effect of a heatwave at the Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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Cairo sees hot weather of 37°C Sunday

Forecasters expected a hot and humid weather to prevail Sunday in Cairo and Lower Egypt, where the capital will see highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C.

The temperature will be typically higher in southern Upper Egypt, especially during the day. Luxor and Aswan will see highs of 40°C and 41°C respectively on Sunday.


Traffic department spots 2,098 speeding violations

The General Traffic Department has launched several campaigns to adjust street discipline and maintain implementation of traffic regulation. The campaign has resulted in 2,098 violations of speeding spotted by radars on highways, Youm7 reported. All violators were subjected to necessary legal actions.


Environment Ministry tries to avoid ‘black clouds’ with new measures

As rice harvest season is approaching, the Ministry of Environment has taken some measures to combat the annual phenomenon of “Black Clouds” that results of the burning of the extra rice straw.

An official at the ministry, Gamal el-Saeedy told Youm7 that the ministry has added 75 pressers and 100 grinders and initially increasing the number of locations where the straw is collected to 350 locations across governorates.


No Egyptians among Munich attack victims: Ambassador to Germany

Egyptian Ambassador to Germany, Badr Abdel Atty said there are no Egyptians among victims of Munich attack that took place on Friday.


Cooperation protocol to be signed to train junior doctors

A cooperation protocol is expected to be signed between the Ministry of Health and the Spanish educational institute IMO in order to train junior doctors in the field of ophthalmology. The protocol aims to improve the quality of medical services provided for Egyptian patients.

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