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In Pictures: the Empty Streets of Cairo During Curfew

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In Pictures: the Empty Streets of Cairo During Curfew
written by
Mariam Nowar

The Egyptian government extended the curfew on the 8th of April for an extra two weeks, in a bid to curb the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The nighttime curfew starts at 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM, and in those hours, Cairo turns into a ghost town.



We stumbled on a collection of photos by a talented photographer named Ahmed Saad, under the title of “9:00 PM”, showing the empty streets of Cairo. When our team reached out, he was already on a new adventure in the desert, and he explained that he wanted to document these moments from a birdseye point of view to highlight how beautiful the streets of Cairo still are during the curfew, the very same streets that used to be the most crowded almost 24/7.

Take a look for yourself below.