Egypt Independent

Egypt to resume weddings, conferences, exhibitions and more starting Monday



The Egyptian Official Gazette on Saturday published a decree from Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to allow holding weddings, conferences, exhibitions and funeral prayers starting from Monday with precautionary measures in place.

According to the decree, weddings and similar events in open areas will be allowed in hotel and tourist establishments boasting a health safety certificate from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and other facilities licensed for these activities by the competent authorities.

Among the precautionary measures to be followed include ensuring that attendees do not exceed 300 people.

Meetings and conferences will also be allowed in these establishments, with the number of attendees not exceeding 50 percent of the hall’s capacity and no more than 150 people.

The decree also permitted holding cultural exhibitions, festivals and other similar cultural activities in open spaces designated for this purpose, provided that the attendance rate does not exceed 50 percent of the place’s capacity.

The decree also raises the occupancy rate in cinemas, theaters and cultural houses to 50 percent of their maximum capacity, provided they adhere to all precautionary measures and health precautions decided by the competent authorities.

Regarding funeral prayers, the decree instructed that they are to be held in open areas attached to houses of worship and not during religious rites or congregational prayers, in full accordance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Religious Endowments and various religious authorities for other faiths.

The decree also stipulated that the presence of students in schools, institutes and universities shall come in accordance with the health safety instructions specified by the competent authorities.

Most importantly, the decree stipulated that people must adhere to all precautionary measures and health precautions decided upon by the competent authorities.