Egypt will suspend international flights to and from the country from 19 till 31 March at all airports nationwide to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Monday.
"The decisions taken by the government to fight the virus has economic repercussions, but the state’s priority is to protect citizens," PM Madbouly said in a press conference held at the cabinet in Cairo.
Madbouly also said that recent flight suspensions have resulted in financial losses for Egyptian airlines exceeding EGP 2.25 billion.
The PM added that all hotels and tourist attractions in the country will be sterilised over the next two weeks.
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