Egypt’s Ministry of Interior on Monday alone filed violation reports against 3,329 drivers of mass transportation vehicles for failing to wear face masks while driving.
The ministry added that the authorities sent Monday’s violation reports to prosecutors so that an investigation can be completed.
The mandatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces is part of the Egyptian cabinet’s protective measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued a decision on May 19 obliging all individuals to wear face masks when entering or working in markets, businesses, government installations, private establishments and banks, and while riding in public or private mass transportation.
The decision stipulated that violation of these rules can result in a fine of up to LE 4,000 and/or imprisonment.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm