Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, stressed the need to quickly provide coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for all workers in the education sector, as well as university students, to combat the spread of the pandemic.
During a cabinet meeting, Madbouly followed up on the ongoing preparations for the start of the new school year, within the framework of the government’s keenness to take all necessary measures to ensure the regularity of the educational process and the preservation of public health.
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, presented the measures taken by all universities and institutes to start the new academic year, asserting that about 700,000 universities students, professors and employees took the COVID-19 vaccines.
Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Technical Education, Tarek Shawky, confirmed his ministry’s readiness to receive students for the new school year, in a regular manner, and in full attendance, asserting his ministry’s efforts to provide the coronavirus vaccine for teachers and administrators.
In a different context, the Cabinet approved a draft law on the issuance of the hotel and tourism establishments law, with the aim of reorganizing all procedures for licensing such establishments and facilitating their granting, thus contributing to enhancing competitiveness to attract tourism investments.
The draft law regulates the formation of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and its competencies, in order to overcome all obstacles to tourism activity, and coordinate between all state agencies related to tourism activity, while examining aspects related to the development and upgrading of tourist destinations in Egypt.
The Cabinet approved another draft law amending some provisions of the Traffic Law No. 66 of 1973 and the Child Law No. 12 of 1996, licensing 16-year-old children to obtain a driving license for light motorcycle.
The draft law also stipulated determining the validity period of the driving licence for motorcycles and reformulating the punishment process in case the driver caused any injuries or harm to others.