Egypt promotes online transactions amid outbreak

21 April 2020

The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has agreed with mobile phone operators in Egypt to promote the buying and selling of goods or services online amid the coronavirus outbreak through offers on e-transaction services.

Using each company’s web application, as well as through the use of e-payment services, customers will receive 30 times the charged balance as free minutes or units when using e-payment options under the offer, which extends for one month. It forms part of the government’s efforts to encourage Egyptians to stay at home as muchas possible to contain the spread of covid-19.

The offer can be extended further to allow customers to continue to recharge their mobile phone balances without the need to go out of the house, encouraging them to work remotely and stay indoors longer.