Egyptian restaurants deliver free meals to low-income people, medics amid COVID-19 crisis

CAIRO (Xinhua) – “We are with you until the crisis is over,” read a large sign hanging above the front door of a restaurant in Heliopolis district of the capital Cairo, offering a free takeaway lunch to the people whose incomes have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The charitable idea came to Mahmoud al-Masry, the restaurant’s owner, when he realised how massive the crisis was after the government temporarily suspended schools and universities, halted flights, closed entertainment places and shut down crowded marketplaces over the past few weeks.  More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin