Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly has said that football could return in mid-June despite the coronavirus outbreak.
The Egyptian Premier League has been halted since 14 March as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, reaching more than 12,000 cases in Egypt.
However, Madbouly recently announced that the enforced curfew will remain until mid-June, but says that sporting activities will return once that period is over.
“Life will start to gradually return to normal with precautionary measures in mid-June,” Madbouly said in a press conference.
“The enforced curfew will be extended until mid-June, starting from 8 PM until 6 AM.
“After that period, sporting activities in clubs and youth centers will then return but with precautionary measures.
“Wearing masks will be mandatory before entering any place with large gatherings and anyone who does not comply with these rules will be held legally responsible,” he added.