Air France operates flights to return French expats in Egypt to France - Egypttoday

CAIRO – 18 March 2020: Air France airlines will operate flights from March 21 to March 23 to return the French expats in Egypt back to their country, amid fears of the emerging Coronavirus (Covid-1).

On March 16, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Khaled al-Anany affirmed that tourists and expats are free to leave the country whenever they want to, as long as the arriving planes used to transport them have no passengers on board.

Ministry of Health announced Tuesday that the country recorded 30 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number to 196.

All social gatherings, shows at cinemas and theaters were suspended in Egypt amid fears of the spread of the emerging Coronavirus. As of March 19, all aviation movement will be suspended as well.

Furthermore, schools and universities across the country were suspended for two weeks as of March 15, according to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s directions as part of the country’s comprehensive strategy to combat Coronavirus.

President Sisi allocated L.E. 100 billion to fund the anti-Coronavirus strategy and its related precautionary measures.