Egypt suspends aviation starting March 19: PM


Mon, 16 Mar 2020 - 01:00 GMT

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CAIRO – 16 March 2020: Egypt’s Prime Minster Mostafa Madbouly announced that Egypt will be suspending aviation movement in all airports starting March 19 until March 31.

He added in a press conference, Monday that all hotels in Egypt will launch a wide sterilization campaign during the suspension period.

Madbouly explained that this suspension would cost Egypt losses up to LE 2.25 billion in both of tourism and aviation sectors; “However we value the Egyptians health over anything else,” Prime Minster said.

Madbouly also warned during the conference of attempts to hide any goods or to increase the prices, adding, “All goods are available and no need for citizens to stock at homes”.

Madbouly also urged Egyptians not to underestimate Coronavirus (Covid-19), and take all needed precautions to face the emerging virus.

Earlier, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed to suspend study at schools and universities across the country for two weeks as of Sunday, March 15, as part of the country's comprehensive strategy to combat Coronavirus.

President Sisi further allocated L.E. 100 billion to fund the anti-Coronavirus strategy and its related precautionary measures.



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