Egyptians have begun to descend on markets nationwide to stock up on foodstuffs for the holy month of Ramadan which starts next week. Social distancing and isolation are not synonymous with the holy month, which sees many people visiting their loved ones and attending large gatherings each night to engage in the ritualistic practice of breaking their fast, or iftar. As the country grapples with the third wave of Covid-19, the government announced last week a number of new health and safety regulations to mitigate the pandemic this Ramadan. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is a fasting month and a time when Muslims strengthen their ...read more...