Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Inas Abdel Dayem and Ahmed Awwad, Head of the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, have signed an agreement with Saeed Abdo of the Cairo-based Egyptian Publishers Association (EPA) to provide support for publishers hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Egypt Today reports that the EPA is asking publishers to provide the General Authority for Cultural Palaces’ library administrators with curated lists of titles that a Cultural palaces committee will select titles from to be available across the country’s public libraries.

With 56,906 coronavirus cases as this post is written, Egypt is the second most infected country in Africa and sadly leads in fatalities, with 2,278 deaths.