Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi issued a circular today stating that
– Vehicles with a license plate ending in an odd number may now only be driven Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
– Vehicles with a license plate ending in an even number or zero may now only be driven Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Added to that, all vehicles will be banned from moving on Sundays. Diplomats, Red Cross, politicians, delivery services, cargo trucks and few other exceptions will be allowed to drive all week long.
In normal circumstances, this is a good measure to reduce traffic but since banks and some businesses are still open, this will force people to carpool into work depending on their license plates, which is not encouraged at the moment.