Authorities in the Red Sea Governorate on Friday will implement the decision of Red Sea Governor, Amr Hanafy to shut down several beaches following a deadly shark attack on Thursday.
Beaches will be closed from Gouna, northern Red Sea, to Abu Souma Bay in the south, until safety inspections are completed.
All marine activities including fishing, diving, swimming, snorkeling, and water games will be suspended during the period of closure until Sunday.
According to a statement the decision includes a ban on all fishing activities along the coast of the Red Sea Governorate during the fishing ban period specified by an order from the head of the Fish Wealth Authority.
The Fish Wealth Authority also announced the ban of all types of recreational fishing in the city of Hurghada and the rest of the cities in the south, starting from June 15.
A sudden shark attack in Hurghada on Thursday caused the death of a foreign tourist, authorities at the Red Sea Governorate announced.
These sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm that a boat close to the scene of the incident failed to rescue the tourist who was calling for help as he was being attacked.
The tourist was transferred to the Hurghada General Hospital, where urgent health follow-up took place confirming his death.