|24 March, 2020

Egypt’s air traffic remains suspended until mid-April

The country’s airports have been set to be closed until March 31st

Exterior of Terminal 1 is seen at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2019.

Exterior of Terminal 1 is seen at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2019.

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ArabFinance: Egypt’s Minister of Information Osama Heikal said all flights will remain grounded for an additional period of two weeks starting April 1st, Reuters reported.

The country’s airports have been set to be closed until March 31st after the Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly had announced that air traffic in Egypt would be suspended as of March 19th.

These steps are taken by the state to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Egypt, in line with the total 19 people who passed away from the virus until March 23rd.

Since March 19th, Egypt has helped citizens stuck in countries where the COVID-19 pandemic severely spread to return home; on March 22nd, Egyptian citizens returned from the UK, while a flight was facilitated on March 23rd to transport Egyptians from Malta.

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