Jordan, Sudan suspend flights to Egypt due to coronavirus



Sat, 14 Mar 2020 - 09:32 GMT


Sat, 14 Mar 2020 - 09:32 GMT

Cairo International Airport - Wikipedia

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CAIRO - 14 March 2020: Jordan has suspended flights from and to Egypt until further notice for the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid 19), said Jordanian Minister of Media mjad Awda Al-Adayleh on Saturday.

The Jordanian suspension will start as of Monday, March 16, 2020, he added, noting that the suspension decision was taken as a preventive measure after coordination with Egypt.

Meanwhile, the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority suspended flights from and to Egypt until further notice, announced the Egyptian state-owned company EgyptAir in a statement on Saturday.

The Egyptian company, hereby, canceled its flights to Khartoum as of Saturday until further notice, calling on the clients to adjust their bookings.

Coronavirus disease has forced many countries to suspend their flights around the globe after the infected cases reached 145,963 people and 5,440 deaths were reported so far. Five days ago, the virus was announced a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.

“WHO is deeply concerned by the alarming levels of the coronavirus spread, severity & inaction, & expects to see the number of cases, deaths & affected countries climb even higher. Therefore, we made the assessment that COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced in a press conference.

In Egypt, the Health Ministry on Friday confirmed 13 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, bringing the total number of infections to 93.

The thirteen cases who tested positive for the new Covid-19 include eight foreigners and five Egyptians, the ministry said, adding that the new cases had dealt with the previously confirmed cases.



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