Egypt has ramped up efforts to fight the coronavirus, ordering manufacturers to channel medical protective equipment to public hospitals and announcing 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($64 million) in extra funding for its health services.
There has been plenty of reaction from cartoonists around the world in response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo. That includes those from here, in the Middle East. Becky got the chance to meet up with Egyptian cartoonist Sherif Arafa to get his views on the attacks in Paris.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has told the relevant authorities to boost strategic reserves of staple goods, a presidency spokesman said on Monday, as global concerns about food security rise amid the coronavirus crisis.
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