Egypt’s local news digest Oct. 2: Hep C testing debut at Egyptian Universities this academic year
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Cairo to see moderate weather Sunday

Forecasters expected a moderate weather to prevail in Cairo on Sunday, with the temperature recording highs of 34 and lows of 22.


Passenger busted at airport over drug possession

A UAE-bound passenger has been arrested at Borg al-Arab Airport over possession of drugs and hashish, Youm7 reported.

The man’s luggage was inspected by airport’s customs’ department, where they found 178 narcotic tablets, 6 pieces of Hashish and amounts of heroin.

The arrested passenger, who has been identified as an Egyptian citizen called Mahmoud will be referred to prosecution for investigations.


Thousands of Sufis march to celebrate Islamic New Year

Thousands of Sufi Muslims are expected to march Sunday to celebrate the Islamic New Year in Cairo, Youm7 reported.

The march will kick off in the afternoon, while another ceremony to be held at night where the head of the Supreme Council for Sufis and a number of religious clerics will participate.


Hep C testing debut at Egyptian Universities this academic year

Egyptian universities started Hepatitis C testing this year for the first as part of a campaign aiming for a “University Free Of Hep C.”

Both Cairo and Ain Shams universities have begun applying the tests to students, employees and teaching board members.

Gaber Nassar, the President of Cairo University, told Youm7 that the test is “compulsory” and that the university will provide treatment free of charge for those proven infected.


$3 mln project to develop 30 Egyptian reserves: Environment Min.

Ministry of Environment has announced a large project worth $3 million to develop 30 natural reserves, Youm7 reported.

The project is carried out in coordination between the ministry, the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility.

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