March 15, 2020 / 8:34 AM / 14 days ago

Egypt's main index EGX30 down 8.1% shortly after open following government steps to contain Coronavirus - refinitiv data

CAIRO, March 15 (Reuters) - Egypt’s main index was down 8.1% shortly after open following government steps to contain Coronavirus, Refinitiv data showed on Sunday.

Egypt said on Saturday it will close schools and universities starting Sunday for two weeks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus as the number of cases rises, reaching 110 on Saturday, with two deaths. (Reporting by Nadine Awadalla Writing by Amina Ismail Editing by Peter Graff)

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