COVID-19 UPDATE – Egypt’s airports to remain closed until April 15th
Egypt’s Prime Minister moved on to extend the suspension of international air traffic in airports nationwide until April 15th, as part of measures to confront the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
The flight suspensions were originally set from March 19th till March 31st, also imposed a two-week nighttime curfew nationwide between 7 pm and 6 am that began on Wednesday, March 25th. Hospitals, medical centers and healthcare staff, as well as journalists, are exempted from the curfew, the curfew does not apply to vehicles transporting essential goods like medicines, medical supplies, petroleum products, and food supplies, as well as vegetables, fruits, and likewise. Shops are now closed from 5 pm until 6 am during the week, while all stores will be subjected to a complete shutdown on Fridays and Saturdays. All means of public and private transportation are suspended during curfew hours.
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