he Egyptian government has announced a raft of financial measures to help pay for the economic damage caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Under a new draft law every working Egyptian will face a pay cut of 1% while the elderly will face a half percent cut in their pensions.
The measures will be in force for a year from July. People with a monthly income of less than $125 (£102) will be exempt.
People who work in tourism – which has been particularly badly affected may also be excluded.