Following President Al-Sisi’s decision to suspend schools and universities for the upcoming two weeks, Egypt took another step towards flattening the pandemic curve. Prime minister, Mostafa Madbouly, just announced that flights to and from Egypt will be suspended starting Thursday 19th of March to the 31st of the same month.
Madbouly added that halting flights will cost the country losses that might go up to EGP 2.25 billion. “However, we value Egyptians’ health over anything else,” Madbouly said according to Egypt Today.
The prime minister also mentioned that there will be a nationwide sterilisation campaign during that time at all Egyptian hotels.
Additionally, Madbouly said that goods will be available, reassuring citizens that there’s no need to panic buy or stock anything, also warning traders against increasing prices. However, he urged people to take all the required safety precautions to help the country combat the coronavirus.
Stay safe, everyone!