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CAIRO – 1 July 2020: Ashraf Mohieldin, director general of the Haram [Pyramids] Antiquities Region, said during the reopening of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir on July 1 that the reopening of the pyramids area sends a message to the world that the region is ready to receive visitors after taking all the precautionary measures approved by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus.
According to Mohieldin, the sterilization process at the area will start daily at 7 a.m. prior to receiving any visitors, temperatures of both staff workers and visitors will be measured and the Ministry of Health and Population will be notified of any infection or suspected case. Visitors can enjoy the area from 8a.m. to 4 p.m.
He explained that guidelines and billboards had been put in place to remind staff members and visitors to apply the rules of social distancing and wearing masks throughout working hours, noting that only 10-15 visitors will be allowed to visit any pyramid or ancient cemetery from the inside, depending on its area.
He further pointed out that during its closure, the area of the ancient pyramids has been sterilized periodically, and all monuments in the area have been maintained.
The reopening of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir comes after the precautionary measures approved by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to gradually re-open a number of museums and archaeological sites have been checked and approved, and coincides with the return of inbound tourism to Egypt as of July 1.