Egypt closes Giza Zoo, Orman Botanical, Aquarium Grotto Gardens due to coronavirus pandemic

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Thu, 06 May 2021 - 02:39 GMT

FILE: Giza Zoo

FILE: Giza Zoo

CAIRO – 6 May 2021: Egypt’s Giza Zoo was closed for two weeks to as part of the anti-coronavirus precautionary measures, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture in a statement on Thursday.
 
Minister of Agriculture Sayed Al-Qusseir announced the closure of the zoo, Orman Botanical Garden, Aquarium Grotto Garden and all parks affiliated with the ministry nationwide, starting from Thursday (May 6, 2021) for a period of two weeks.
 
He called upon the employees at the parks to abide by the anti-coronavirus measures and depend much more on the online services to reduce face-to-face communications.
 
Egypt’s cabinet announced on Wednesday a number of urgent decisions and regulations regarding the Coronavirus situation in the country, amid the rising infection rates.
 
“Gardens, parks and public beaches will completely closed during Eid al-Fitr holiday,” Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said in a press coneference on Wednesday.
 
He announced that shops, cafes, restaurants, Ramadan tents and malls will be closed at 9 pm as of Wednesday, and will last for two weeks.
 
He further added that concerts, weddings, meetings and conferences will be banned.  
 
According to his statements, Eid al-Fitr holiday will start from Wednesday 12th of May until Sunday 16th of May, and work will resume as of 17th of May.
 
The Egyptian government recorded on Wednesday 1,102 cases, 876 recoveries, and 64 deaths. As such, the total of each was brought up to 232,905; 174,217; and, 13,655, respectively.
 

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