With a 3-stage plan, Egypt will co-exist with coronavirus

Egypt’s Ministry of Health recently released a 3-stage plan to help the country coexist with coronavirus (Covid-19) providing clear guidelines for workplaces, malls, public transport, and hotels, as well as health precautions for the population to follow.

The first phase will see more strict measures and it will go on until the total number of coronavirus new infections starts to a downward trend for at least two weeks.

The second phase will gradually see an ease in restrictions and start after 2 weeks of a reduction in cases and will go on for 28 days.

The third phase will have the lightest precautions and continue until there are further announcements by the World Health Organization.

Important highlights:

All employers are expected to raise awareness on precautionary measures, as posted on the Ministry’s Facebook page or through their website.

Online services and deliveries will be encouraged throughout the three phases, and it is expected that all public spaces and businesses keep hand sanitizers and temperature screenings at all times.

Physical distancing must be taken seriously (approximately two metres) and clarified through marks.

It is yet unclear when international tourism will resume, though other gatherings such as weddings and ceremonies will also remain temporarily banned.