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Noon Academy is a learning platform which includes a mobile application and a website for teaching academic curricula. It provides online classes for elementary, preparatory and secondary levels in all subjects.
Fawry CEO Ashraf Sabry said the company’s primary goal is to provide different payment channels to its users, in addition to allowing payments through the EEHC website using credit cards via Fawry Pay.
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This comes at a time when many institutions and companies have begun reducing their workforce to reduce the physical presence for employees and to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Q e-markets’ boost comes as part of cooperation between the private sector and the state to keep citizens at home as a precaution to reduce the virus spread.
A Telecom Egypt source said the company has recently been developing the telecommunications sector’s infrastructure and is continuing this development.
This serves as a token of gratitude to the medical staffs who have been working night and day to provide their services to the citizens during these difficult times, helping coronavirus patients, and strive to limit its spread.
Mobile networks also provide new opportunities by making work from home viable amid coronavirus pandemic, he continued.
“Today, we’re announcing two new resources to help teachers and students stay connected,” Google said.
Currently, most governments have suspended all activities and services, as only the health sector is operating efficiently and even over its capacity.
Several startups have offered innovative solutions to help reduce the prevalence of this virus. These companies include The Cairo Angels investment group, which offers support through a campaign worth EGP 100,000. It aims to help the elderly and the needy living alone by shopping on their behalf.
The initiative aims to ease the negative economic impacts of the coronavirus. It is also part of the mobile companies’ corporate social responsibility in such hard times.
According to the press statement, SecureMisr, as a Cysiv company, will continue to offer all of its current penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, security operation centre (SOC), training and other related consulting services, in Egypt and the Middle East.
The global smartphone industry has been affected by the fact that many factories in China have stopped operation due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Elwan added that Egypt Post’s deposits amounted to EGP 220bn and the number of saving account holders reached 24 million.
The decision comes within Egypt’s comprehensive plan to counter the coronavirus pandemic, through adopting preventive measures to preserve the health of workers and citizens and prevent large gatherings.
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On the other hand, the MCIT is awaiting a list of educational sites for school and university students to send to telecommunications companies to make their browsing free of charge.
Monthly download capacities for home internet subscriptions were also increased by 20% at a cost of EGP 200m to be borne by the state for all user segments in coordination with Internet service providers to support distance education and basic services.
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Former chairperson of the Egyptian National Post Organization (ENPO) Essam El-Sagheer – who resigned on Sunday – said the project took two years, and it was based on information obtained from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) to ensure easier access to addresses.
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The minister said that throughout history, Egyptian women have played a key role in society.
At first, the effect of the virus did not seem drastic, but with its rapid spread into many countries, the global economy started to be impacted as several countries halt their factories operating in China, so the negative economic effects of the crisis is becoming “inevitable”.
Even though sales of smartphones are expected to show a strong decline in 1H20, the global market is expected to return to normal activity in the third quarter of the year (3Q20).
Egyptians spend an average of EGP 5 on value-added services per month, says Karam