Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly announced that the curfew has been extended throughout the country until April 23, with the number of hours reduced so that the curfew begins at 8pm (instead of 7pm), until 6am. Madbouly added that the government decided to keep all cafes, clubs and youth centres closed for an additional two weeks, and to limit work in restaurants to home delivery, with the suspension of studies in all schools and universities for an additional 15 days, along with the continued suspension of international air traffic to all Egyptian airports until the end of April.

Madbouly expected the number of infections and deaths to increase during the next two to three weeks, which requires the commitment of citizens to implement all precautionary measures announced by the government. Egypt has confirmed 1,560 cases of coronavirus infection and 103 deaths.