Egypt .. An "unprecedented" step to combat CoronaVisits : 200

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As part of its efforts to curb the spread of the new Corona virus, a banker has begun providing masks for frequent use within the government support system along with food and food commodities.

The Egyptian government began putting out masks at a price of 8 and a half pounds (50 US cents) to make personal protective equipment widely available as the war on the virus expanded.

Egypt supports commodities such as bread, rice and sugar for more than 60 million people, and added masks to the basic commodities supported by no more than two masks for the family.