Egypt extends halting of flights for two weeks starting from April 1 over coronavirus
Egypt is extending a suspension of flights for two weeks starting from April 1 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the minister for state information Osama Heikal announced on Tuesday.
Flights at Egyptian airports were halted on March 19, and the suspension had been due to last until the end of the month.
Flights allowing tourists to return to their countries are allowed to continue.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday evening five new coronavirus deaths, recording the country’s highest death toll in one day, and bringing the total number of deaths to 19.
The North African country also confirmed on Monday 39 new coronavirus cases, all from persons who came in contact with previous cases, bringing the total number of infections to 366.