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Egyptians might be sequestered in their homes, but the bakeries power through the curfew

While the rest of the country is dying of boredom, bakeries work through the night to ensure bread is available to the people (Al Borsa News)

While the rest of the country is dying of boredom, bakeries work through the night to ensure bread is available to the people
(Al Borsa News)

Marie Antoinette was famously rumoured to have said “let them eat cake” in response to a lack of bread among her starving subjects. Her attribution of this statement gave the revolting masses a picture of a ruler who failed to realise that bread is the most important aspect of daily living.

In modern Egypt as well, bread remains an essential part of all meals; bakeries are hard at work even during the curfew hours to make sure they deliver the people’s number one demand.


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