Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 21: Cairo sees high temperature of 38°, heat wave expected to drop 6° Thursday

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Cairo sees high temperature of 38° Wednesday

Forecasters have expected a hot weather to prevail on Wednesday, with another rise in Cairo temperature reaching highs of 38° and lows of 24°.

In the Mediterranean cities of Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, temperature will record 33° and 32° respectively.

Official forecast authority said that Cairo temperature will relent by 6 degrees across the country to record 33°.


Cairo hunts overpricing of mobile recharging cards

Cairo security directorate has launched a crackdown against traders who sell mobile recharging cards for higher prices than that determined by the government.

A total of five cases were seized in Cairo, according to Youm7.


7-mln EGP road projects carried out in Upper Egypt: minister

Minister of Transport Galal el-Saeed announced that the ministry is carrying out a group of projects in Upper Egypt governorates part of the national road network worth 7 billion EGP.

He said that the projects include developing and doubling roads of 660 km of length.


2.5 mln students to join Egypt’s universities this academic year: official

Ashraf Hatem, the secretary of the Supreme Council of Universities, said that universities and institutes, both public and private sectors, will receive a number of 2.5 million students this academic year.


Gov’t takes preventive measures to combat bird flu virus

The Ministry of Health has taken a number of proactive preventive measures to combat bird flu H5N1 virus in governorates, especially ahead of winter season where the virus is active.

The measures include periodical vaccination of domestic birds, culling of infected poultry, disinfection of farms and applying cleansing procedures at the infected site.

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