Egypt fosters preventive measures at Cairo airport to face coronavirus, variants



Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 04:20 GMT


Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 04:20 GMT

FILE— Cairo International Airport

FILE— Cairo International Airport

CAIRO – 18 December 2021: Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry announced fostering the coronavirus preventive measures to face the coronavirus and the new variants.

In a statement on Saturday, Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar affirmed the need for continuous coordination with the Health Ministry and the quarantine department at Cairo airport.

This is in addition to applying all health measures and testing all passengers coming from across the world, especially those coming from countries where the new coronavirus variant Omicron has spread.

Egypt reported the first three cases of Omicron variant for passengers coming to Egypt, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health on Friday.

Based on the results of the genome sequencing tests for passengers coming to Egypt at all outlets, three cases of Omicron cases were detected among 26 passengers infected with COVID-19, the statement said, adding that all cases were isolated in hospitals, besides taking all precautionary with their contacts.

On Thursday, Egypt’s Cabinet approved to give COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for those who were fully-vaccinated more than six months ago.

Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said during a Cabinet meeting on Thursday that SMSs will be sent to those people to be notified about the time and place of receiving the third dose, according to a Cabinet statement.

The Acting Minister said that 23 million booster doses will be provided until June 30, 2022.

He also added that the crime of forging a COVID-19 vaccination certificate is punishable up by imprisonment.



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