Egypt raises alert level to highest at all airports to limit coronavirus

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Mar 2020

Cairo International Airport

Egypt has raised the alert level for the novel coronavirus at all airports, the country's civil aviation ministry said in a statement on Monday, adding that all precautions necessary to confront the outbreak and limit its spread have been taken.

In accordance with the precautionary plan set up by the government, a compulsory medical examination will be performed on all passengers coming to Egypt from the countries inflicted with the virus through the quarantine offices, in coordination with the health ministry and all concerned agencies, the statement added. 

Earlier today, Egypt announced the second coronavirus case of a Canadian employee who works in an Egypt-hosted oil and gas company. The patient has been isolated in a hospital to receive the necessary medical care.

The epidemic has killed over 3,000 people worldwide, with the vast majority in mainland China and infected 90,000 globally according to the latest update of the World health organization.


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