An EgyptAir plane – Flickr/Markus Eigenheer
CAIRO – 3 May 2020: An exceptional flight carrying 339 Egyptian passengers arrived on Sunday morning at Marsa Alam International Airport, in the southeast of Egypt, as Egypt has worked to repatriate all expatriates who are willing to return amid the coronavirus crisis.
This is the third exceptional flight to arrive from Washington, DC, a source at the airport said. The first two flights arrived in April.
Also, a flight operated by the Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir took off on Sunday en route to Washington, DC, in order to repatriate 302 Egyptian citizens stranded in the US.
All arrivals will be quarantined in nearby hotels for 14 days, according to the instructions of the Egyptian Health Ministry.
On April 22nd, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi noted that around 3,500 Egyptians are stranded abroad over coronavirus, affirming that authorities are committed to bringing them back despite "hard circumstances".
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Egypt recorded, Saturday 298 new coronavirus cases and 9 deaths, which raises the total infected patients of COVID-19 to 6,193 and the total deaths to 415 according to Health Minster Hala Zayed’s daily briefing.
Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed added that 62 patients, were discharged from the hospital after being confirmed that they are completely recovered from the viruses, this also raises the number of recovered cases to 1,522 out of 1,970 who had been retested for the virus and had received negative results.