Egypt on Tuesday announced imposing a night-time curfew in the country for 15 days, starting from Wednesday, as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking at a news conference, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the movement will be restricted on public roads from 7:00 p.m. local time (1700GMT) to 6:00 a.m. local time (0400GMT).

The announcement came along with a host of decisions including suspending work at government institutions and restricting all restaurants from dine-in service.

The closure of educational institutes was also extended for another 15 days across the country.

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