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Egypt has officially started the official celebrations for the new year, with celebrations taking place in the streets, at the Palace of Justice, the Nile Delta and at the royal palace.
The celebrations, which begin at 11am, will be followed by the opening of the Grand National Parade and the arrival of the Royal Army, the official news agency, Egyption, reported.
The Palace of God, in the city of Ramses II, will host a parade, with a total of 500,000 people expected to attend, the news agency said.
Other important celebrations are expected to take place in Cairo, where people will celebrate the anniversary of the revolution with street parties, concerts, and fireworks.
Egyption said the coronavirus pandemic was causing “economic hardship and social unrest” and the country had reached a “tipping point” as the country “fears the end of civilisation”.
“The economy has been severely damaged and the situation is rapidly deteriorating, and the people are afraid that the collapse of civilisation will follow soon,” it said.
“The people are looking to take matters into their own hands, to create the kind of social revolution that is needed to save the Egyptian people from the clutches of the Islamists.”
The coronavivirus outbreak has devastated Egypt and caused the deaths of more than 3,300 people, mostly in the capital, the worst hit country in the Middle East and North Africa region.