BREAKING: Egypt suspends all flights till March 31 over coronavirus

Egypt said on Monday it was suspending all flights to and from its airports for two weeks starting on March 19, amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak.

The suspension of flights will be until next March 31 as part of the country’s efforts to control the spread of the flu-like virus, Moustafa Madbouli said.

Egypt shut schools and universities for two weeks on Sunday to prevent the spread of the virus as the number of cases rose, reaching more than 116 and two deaths so far.  The county previously announced measures including the cancellation of large public gatherings, restrictions on the time allocated for mass prayers and the suspension of local football league matches for two weeks.

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