Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 12:51 GMT
A tourist captivated by Egypt's historical cultural sites - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 3 September 2020: A group of leaders of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities inspected several archaeological sites and museums to follow up on all the precautionary and health safety measures followed within the various sites.
This coincided with the reopening of archaeological sites and museums across the country, as part of the resumption of cultural tourism in Egypt that came to a halt in March 2020 due to COVID-19 epidemic.
Iman Zidan, assistant minister of tourism and antiquities for the development of archaeological areas, said that the tour began with an inspection of the Saqqara Antiquities area, then Prince Mohammad Ali Palace Museum in Manial, and the Sultan Qalawun Group on Al-Muizz Street, whose residents were keen to celebrate the return of visitors with a performance by a group of young people with special needs who played traditional instruments such as the flute and drums.
The leaders of the ministry were keen to ensure that all the safety and prevention measures were implemented for workers and visitors, by wearing masks, disinfecting the surfaces and floors of museums and archaeological sites daily before opening them for visits, measuring the temperature of visitors before they entered museums and archaeological sites, and determining places to stand in rows with stickers to maintain safe distances between people and providing visitors with hand sanitizers.