Egypt’s Minister of Tourism warns hotels to adhere to coronavirus operations guidelines

Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khalid Anany on Monday warned hotels against violating guidelines laid out for the resumption of domestic tourism operations starting in mid-June.

Anany demanded that hotels adhere to all preventive measures in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Egypt’s Chamber of Hotel Establishments recently set a number of guidelines that must be adhered to when operating hotels and tourist resorts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Hotels and resorts will soon be allowed to operate at 25 percent of their full capacity, but will be required to take measures in order to assure the health and safety of their guests.

Anany visited several hotels and tourist villages to follow up on the preventive measures as hotels prepare to resume operations.

During a meeting with investors in Red Sea Governorate’s Sahl Hasheesh, Anany also called attention to the fact that the government has allocated LE three billion in loans to the country’s tourism sector to help pay wages and cover operations costs.

Egypt on Monday confirmed 346 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s number of confirmed total cases so far to 9,746. The total number of COVID-19 deaths has now reached 533 nationwide, after announcing eight more deaths.

The total number of fully-recovered cases rose to 2,172 after 97 cases left quarantine on Monday, and all of whom have been discharged from isolation hospitals.

A total of 2,655 positive cases have been tested in Egypt, with all results now returned negative.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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