Egypt’s Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah discuss coronavirus responses

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Mar 2020

File photo: Jordan's King Abdullah II welcomes Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a reception ceremony at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, March 28, 2017. (Reuters)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi talked with King Abdullah of Jordan on Tuesday by phone, discussing the experiences of Egypt and Jordan in their attempts to counter the coronavirus, the Egyptian presidency said.

The two leaders agreed to coordinate between the two countries’ institutions involved in the current coronavirus outbreak to exchange experience and information.

Egypt will impose a curfew from 7pm to 6am for two weeks as of Wednesday, as part of stricter measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Jordan imposed a strict curfew on Saturday that bans people from leaving their house at any time under any circumstances.

El-Sisi and King Abdullah also exchanged views about a number of regional issues.

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