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The Center for Coptic Studies at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is organizing a lecture tomorrow over Facebook Live entitled “Coptic Saint Corona…Patron Saint of Pandemics and Infectious Diseases.”  The lecture will be given by Dr. ʿIzzat Ṣalīb, expert of Coptic Heritage at the Ministry of Tourism and...
Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad Ṭayyib directed his televised message to the Egyptian people about Coronavirus developments, following the controversial incident of people prevented the burial of a physician who died from Coronavirus.  He emphasized that all acts of bullying and mockery of those sick...
Shortly before noon on Saturday, Egyptian police shot tear gas on dozens of people in a Delta Nile village that refused to bury a woman infected with Coronavirus in the village’s graveyard out of fear of spreading the virus. 
A number of doctors in the Munira [al-Munīra] Hospital in Cairo threatened to resign after the death of the doctor Walīd Yaḥiyā who had been tested positive for the Coronavirus but did not receive sufficient treatment. Yaḥiyā’s death is not an individual case.  Within the last 24 hours four doctors...
27 days have passed since the well-known leftist human rights activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ began his hunger strike in Ṭurah prison, which is located in the south of Cairo.  al-Fattāḥ’s mother, the maths teacher at Cairo university and political activist, Laylā Suwayf, fights to bring medicine and...
Often international organizations intervene to defend activists and political opponents, who have been arrested and persecuted in some countries.  However, it is rare to hear these organizations opposing the social injustice that women in the East experience if the accusations directed towards them...
“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
On May 3, dozens of Egyptians working in Kuwait gathered at a housing area for migrant labor, demanding that their evacuation and repatriation process be completed.  Afterwards, Kuwaiti security forces intervened, breaking up their protest. 
The World Council of Churches is stressing the dire need to stand together to protect life in the face of the novel Coronavirus epidemic.
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that last Saturday the church issued a decision to ban gatherings, sports clubs, and nurseries and to suspend church activities in the context of preventative measures against the coronavirus.

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