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Alexandria, El-Dekheila ports still close due to bad weather
Alexandria Port Authority decided on Thursday to continue closing the inlets of Alexandria and El-Dekheila Ports due to bad weather. High speed of wind and rise of sea waves, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.
Alexandria governorate, Sewer Authority in Alexandria, and all executive bodies have braced for the bad weather and possibility of rainfalls.
Big blaze sweeps through stationery store
A big blaze swept through a big stationery store in Cairo’s Fagala district since Wednesday evening, causing damages estimated at 5 million EGP, Youm7 reported.
The fire was caused by an electrical short circuit, according to the owner Samir Abdel-Fatah Badr who was at the store. No injures cases were reported.
Doctors’ Syndicate denies undersecretary resignation reports over ‘syringe reuse’ remarks
The Syndicate of the Doctors denied media report claiming the syndicate undersecretary Mona Mina has resigned over remarks of “using one Syringe twice,” Youm7 reported on Thursday.
Mina posted on her Facebook page that the rumors about the syringe aim to drag the public away from the crisis of shortage in medicine and medical supplies in the hospitals nationwide.
In a phone call with Sadal al Balad private satellite channel on Wednesday, Mina clarified she received a message from a doctor at a government hospital in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Asyut saying doctors were instructed to “reuse syringes more than once for the same patient due to shortages in medical supplies.”