Egypt’s local news digest July 28: 580 K Hep C patients cured nation-wide; private security  guard arrested over sexually assaulting child
Police trying to disperse gathering residents in 6 of October city, Giza, who were protesting after a private security guard sexually assaulted a young child. Photo is a screenshot of a Youm7 video.

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Cairo sees highs of 36°C Thursday

Cairo is expected to see a hot and humid weather on Thursday, with the temperature reaching highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C, Youm7 quoted forecasters.


Policeman, 5 conscripts injured in vehicle turnover

A policeman and five conscripts were injured after their armored vehicle flipped over on the road in Abu Shusha Village in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Qena, Youm7 reported.

The injured are suffering different types of burns and mild bruises.


Hep C waiting lists ended; 580K patients cured: Minister

Minister of Health Ahmed Emad el-Din announced the end of waiting lists of Hepatitis C patients.

He said in TV statements that a total of 580,000 hepatitis C patients have been cured so far with estimated cost of 2.6 billion EGP.

El-Din noted that the treatment program has been on state expenses with a total coast of 2.07 billion EGP and per medical insurance system that is worth 591 million EGP.

He also stated that percentage of success of the treatment using the locally produced version of Sovaldi medicine has reached 97 percent.


Compound residents protest against sexual assault of young child

A number of residents of a compound in 6 of October city, Giza, have gathered condemning a private security guard’s sexual assault of a young child, Youm7 reported early Thursday.

The guard was arrested and referred to the prosecution to be investigated.

Security forces then tried to convince the protesting residents to disperse their gathering.


54K tons deficit in supply wheat silos in Delta’s Sharqia: fact-finding committee

A fact-finding committee that has been tasked to track deficiency in supply wheat across the nation revealed a deficit of 54,371 tons (worth 152.2 million EGP,) in wheat silos in Delta’s Sharqiah governorate.

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