Egyptian authorities have been testing staff at the site where tourists later diagnosed with the novel coronavirus had stayed before returning to France, Egypt’s prime minister said Saturday. That changed when 45 tourists were tested positive on a Nile cruise ship in Luxor, prompting officials to conduct more testing in the tourist city. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus and is due to spend at least the next week self-isolating in Egypt, the national team doctor said Saturday. L’armée et le personnel de sécurité de l’Égypte participent également à des opérations de sécurité dans la région. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany. CAIRO: Egypt’s government has set limited working hours for shops amid growing coronavirus cases and fears over a second virus wave. He says there are virtually no cases of Covid-19 in these coastal areas, making them safest. 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In recent days, Mr Anany has made media appearances showcasing new hygiene and safety rules as museums reopened and some foreign flights resumed to the provinces of South Sinai, Red Sea and Matrouh. Mr Mohammed asks. All rights reserved. The country knows it can count on the enduring allure of its rich, pharaonic past. Egypt has reported 118,847 cases of coronavirus since February, including 103,703 recoveries and 6,790 fatalities. "Also wearing the mask for many hours while on a tour in buses, closed areas like museums, airports and aircraft is not going to be as easy as it may sound.". "I need to pay out for nursery fees and nappies.". The Egyptian authorities may impose mandatory quarantine for visitors who test positive for coronavirus in a government isolation hospital, potentially in a remote location. Germans start holiday lockdown amid Covid surge, The Beirut architect rebuilding families' homes for free. “Many hotel reservations have been canceled and tourists can barely be seen at tourist sites.”. Since the mid-February announcement of the first infection of coronavirus in Egypt, the number of infected people has reached 196 in Egypt as of March 18, including 45 people onboard a Nile cruise ship between Aswan and Luxor, carrying French, American and Indian tourists. ", .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Top Trump ally ends silence to congratulate Biden. Last week’s visits by the health and tourism ministers to Luxor was designed to show that the sites are safe and … Video, The Beirut architect rebuilding families' homes for free. Video, How does the US electoral college work? 12. Egypt has received on Thursday the first batches of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine at Cairo Airport later in the day, the Egyptian Ministry of Health said. ‘Egypt’s real virus figures higher than official ones' Country’s actual COVID-19 numbers top 117,000, while death toll exceeds 9,000, says top Egyptian official Aydogan Kalabalik | 01.06.2020 Niveau de sécurité pour une senior seule au Caire pour tourisme? Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bedouin community in Egypt, mainly in southern Sinai, that heavily relied on tourism to make ends meet, is retreating deep into the mountains and the desert to live a more traditional life. “The losses suffered by tourism these days after the decision of some countries to ban travel to Egypt as well as the suspension of flights at all Egyptian airports are a temporary event due to global tension and fears over coronavirus,” he said. Coronavirus: As winter approaches, Egypt braces for second COVID-19 wave People wearing protective face masks stand inside a train at a metro station in Cairo, Egypt November 21, 2020. "It's been so hard for everyone. Until recently, Egypt was allowing tourists to visit popular sites, with the government stating that Egypt had few coronavirus cases and therefore it was safe. Tourism revenues in Egypt jumped by more than 28%, to reach about $12.2 billion in the fiscal year 2018-2019, ending last June 30, compared to $9.8 billion during the fiscal year 2017-2018. On s’attend à ce que les attentats contre les points de contrôle et les forces de sécurité se poursuivent. Egypt became the first country in Africa to record a case of the coronavirus when it confirmed an infection in February. Moderna joins Pfizer/BioNTech, Russsia’s Sputnik V, and Oxford/AstraZeneca as the most successful coronavirus vaccine … Tourism in Egypt began to recover only two years ago following the turmoil of the Arab Spring and the absence of Russian tourists after the 2015 downing of a Russian airline r that killed 224 people. Some analysts fear long-term effects on Egypt’s tourism sector from the coronavirus outbreak. "For the time being, you will see the beaches, the sun, the desert, water activities - it's the open air and the sea. But they were deserted as the coronavirus pandemic laid waste to Egypt's tourism industry and millions of people's livelihoods. Egypt tries to protect tourism after coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship Sunday, 8 March 2020 Egypt is rushing to protect its important tourism sector and reassure travelers it is safe to visit after an outbreak of the coronavirus on … He was forced to sell two of his animals so that he could feed his family, as was another owner, Hamdi Mohammed. Read about our approach to external linking. VideoThe Beirut architect rebuilding families' homes for free, French culture takes centre stage in Covid protest, Kangaroos can 'communicate' with humans. VideoHow does the US electoral college work? Al-Monitor - Intelligence on the trends shaping the Middle East. The ministry also announced 22 virus-related deaths and 207 recovering cases. 16. She lost 1,000 holiday bookings after international flights were stopped in mid-March and says that affected many besides her. Les principales mesures suivantes prises par les … “Those people will lose their jobs and the government has to compensate them and to find alternative jobs for them,” he added. “Certainly, the measures and precautions taken by Egypt and other countries as a result of the coronavirus outbreak will affect the movement of travel around the world and thus tourism,” said Adel Nagi, a tourism expert and a member of the General Assembly of the Chamber of Tourism Establishments. "Our job depends mainly on eye contact and the smile we welcome our guests with, but now the mask will be hiding half of our faces," she says. Il est à noter que le nombre de cas testés positifs au Covid-19 en Egypte est susceptible d’évoluer de façon régulière. Healthcare in Egypt. But after the coronavirus, everything just disappeared," says tour guide Shahenda Adel, who lives in Giza. An employee shows a trial vaccine sample at a COVID-19 vaccine production base of Sinopharm in Beijing, April 10, 2020. She sees face masks as her biggest challenge. Video, The Beirut architect rebuilding families' homes for free, Kangaroos can 'communicate' with humans. Before the outbreak of coronavirus, Egypt’s tourism industry was flourishing. Prospects looked starkly different before the pandemic. © 2020 BBC. You’re now subscribed to Al-Monitor. Tourism revenues in Egypt jumped by more than 28%, to reach about $12.2 billion in the fiscal year 2018-2019, ending last June 30, compared to $9.8 billion during the fiscal year 2017-2018. Egypt announced the suspension of flights at all airports from March 19 to 31 as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. A guard stands at the Karnak Temple, following an outbreak of coronavirus, in Luxor, Egypt, March 9, 2020. Egypt, which has seen tourism numbers plummet due to the pandemic, recently reopened many of its attractions. "How could I afford to look after the camels and my children?" We all lost our jobs. Germany under tougher restrictions amid Covid rise, Rags to robes: How clothes are recycled. “Coronavirus has really affected tourism here,” Mohamed said. The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population confirmed on Thursday 445 new coronavirus cases, up from 421 on Wednesday. “The government is now in front of a big challenge and it has to find solutions, otherwise things will fall apart and will get out of control,” Shami said. Si vous comptez vous rendre dans ces régions, évaluez les risques que représente un tel voyage pou… In Egypt, Tourists Torn Between Ancient Temples and Coronavirus Tests Egyptian officials insist that it’s safe to visit. Top Trump ally ends silence to congratulate Biden, Rags to robes: How clothes are recycled. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Before the outbreak of coronavirus, Egypt’s tourism industry was flourishing. A pigeon perched on the face of the regal, reclining Sphinx, is its solitary guest. VideoRags to robes: How clothes are recycled. He added that this matter will not exceed a few weeks at most, and the tourist flow will return to normal after the virus is controlled. En Egypte, des cas de personnes atteintes du Covid-19 ont été confirmés par le ministère égyptien de la Santé et l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS). .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}A wonder of the world, the pyramids at Giza have wowed visitors for millennia. Egypt has now recorded a total of 120,147 confirmed cases, 104,281 recovered cases, and 6,854 … The COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 ( SARS-CoV-2 ). Egypt tries to restart tourism during coronavirus pandemic But, with a vaccine for the new coronavirus still far off, the country's crippled tourism sector faces a long road. Back in Giza, there have been huge clean-up operations around the pyramids, like other ancient monuments. Many in the industry expect to see changes as mass tourism returns but say these can be positive, with new steps to improve sanitisation and reduce overcrowding at popular sites. "We lost around $1bn per month and we're estimating that we'll still lose a lot of money during the coming weeks and months.". Des touristes visitent le temple de Karnak à Louxor, dans le sud de l'Egypte, où les habitants craignent que l'épidémie de coronavirus ne plombent le secteur du tourisme. Thomas, a British tourist from Manchester, told Middle East Eye … L'Egypte, bien qu'officiellement peu touchée, n'a pas été … Voyage solo d'Assouan à Alexandrie : niveau d'insécurité ? "Later on, we'll open the Nile Valley, with Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.". The outbreak of the virus, as well as the random medical tests, has halted life in most of the usually crowded city, with the exception of the one-day trips organised by tourist companies when visitors spend a whole day in Luxor and then return to either Cairo or the Red Sea. Tourism was the country’s third source of national income after remittances from Egyptians abroad, which ranked first, with $26.4 billion, and non-oil exports, with $17.1 billion. Tourism experts said that preventive measures taken by Egypt and other countries would lead to a sharp drop in tourists to Egypt. By Yolande KnellBBC Middle East correspondent. Weeks after the election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates the president-elect. Another tourism expert and a member of the Chamber of Hotel Establishments, Sameh Abdel Moneim, was optimistic. CAIRO: Visitors to Egypt will no longer have to produce a negative coronavirus test to enter the country after fears that tourists would cancel their holidays because of the requirement. "We had to cancel hotels - and that involves everyone who works in the hotel, the travel company itself, all the people behind desks. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly said at a March 16 press conference that losses stemming from suspending air traffic would reach 2.25 billion Egyptian pounds (about $143 million). The virus was confirmed to … Anani added that the decision to suspend air traffic until the end of March was carefully studied, explaining that during this period, hotels and tourist facilities would be sterilized. Although this ancient site reopened on 1 July - with new compulsory temperature checks and social distancing at the entrance - only a few locals come by. Plus get access to seven years of our archives. 15. Al-Monitor Staff | Sanctions | Dec 15, 2020, Baher al-Kady | Architecture | Dec 14, 2020, Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Dec 8, 2020, Al-Monitor Staff | Cybersecurity | Dec 7, 2020, Osama Al Sharif | Economy and trade | Dec 8, 2020, Rasha Mahmoud | GCC Relations | Dec 13, 2020. Nagi told Al-Monitor, “The situation will become clearer in reservations for the summer season in June and July, when I expect that the virus will start to be contained,” he added. Près de 110.000 cas de Covid-19 et plus de 3.800 décès ont été recensés dans le monde. "Egypt is different, a mix of wonders," says Ms Adel, the guide. 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In the Upper Egyptian city of Luxor, tour guide Eman Mohamed has sensed a notable decline in tourists over the past month, after the outbreak of the coronavirus. And then you have drivers and restaurants," she says. "People around the world are now trying to avoid big crowds as much as possible, so I guess there will be more very small groups, if not individual tourists," says Mona el-Dessouki, another tour guide. Coronavirus et voyage en Egypte en mars prochain. "Each camel needs 100 Egyptian pounds ($6; £5) a day for food.". Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani said in press statements that monthly tourism losses due to the lockdown would reach $1 billion. How does the US electoral college work? "It was a disaster for us, like the whole world," he says. Here's what you can now access. Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly warned on Monday that the country is likely to have a full lockdown due to the increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases, RT has reported. While the pandemic delayed the opening of the new Grand Museum here - which will house many treasures, including those of King Tutankhamun - it is hoped that when this opens next year it will be a big draw. Representative of Nefer tour tourist agency Ibragim Elatar confirmed one of the Kazakhstani tourists who were supposed to leave Egypt for Kazakhstan had tested positive for COVID-19. Egypt has had more than 107,000 confirmed cases and more than 6,200 deaths from Covid-19 at the time of writing, and more than 1,00 cases in the past week, per John Hopkins University. Six people have died so far. Sign up for the Week in Review newsletter. Egypt’s Ministry of Health earlier declared a state of emergency in quarantines at all the state’s air, maritime and ground outlets as a protection against the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The link to reset the password will be sent to your email address. Bedouins in Egypt retreat to more traditional way of life to face COVID-19.