“Stay home” Pyramids in Egypt lit up to show support for health workers

With healthcare workers and medics at the frontline of the battle against coronavirus, Pyramids in Egypt were lit up this week to show support for them.

“Stay home. Stay safe. Thank you to those keeping us safe,” read the lights displayed on the more-than-4,000-year-old pyramid southwest of Cairo. The message from Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities was posted in both English and Arabic. 

On March 24, Egypt declared a two-week curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the country’s 100 million residents to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Those who violate the measure are to be punished under emergency laws, according to a Reuters report.

Egypt reported its first coronavirus case on February 14. The number of confirmed cases has risen steadily to 779, including 52 deaths.

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