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6 Local Egyptian Businesses Successfully Adapting to the Pandemic

March 19, 2020
Zawya Cinema entrance. Image courtesy of Zawya official website.

In accordance to understandable and necessary measures being taken worldwide, a majority of Egypt’s local businesses have had to stop operations short in recent weeks in efforts to limit the spread of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  Although business owners must always have contingency plans set in order to adapt to unexpected situations, the global pandemic at hand is an entirely different kind of situation to be dealt with.  While many businesses or venues have closed or shut down altogether, some local businesses have managed to take proactive measures in ensuring that both their business stays afloat, and that the general health and well-being of the people comes first.  Here are some successful examples of local businesses that have adapted to the situation at hand in both an applaud-worthy and timely manner.  Oscar Grand Stores Oscar Grand Stores, or more commonly known as Oscar supermarket, was among the first businesses and supermarkets to take action towards both combating COVID-19 and reassuring its customers. The supermarket, with branches in both Heliopolis and New Cairo, immediately tightened up its sanitation restrictions and consistently reassured avid customers through its social media platforms. Upon…

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