Corona Virus: Egypt suspends air traffic and unprecedented measures in Arab countries to counter the spread of the virus


In Iraq, on March 5, a woman wears a muzzle for fear of Corona

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Egypt has announced the suspension of air traffic at all airports, from Thursday, March 19, to the end of this month, and many Arab countries are rushing to take further measures in the face of the spread of the Corona virus, after the number of infections has increased in a “worrying” manner.

On Monday, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced the suspension of air traffic in Egypt in an attempt to limit the spread of the Corona virus, in addition to reducing the working hours of state employees with governmental administrative departments and services that do not directly affect the lives of citizens.

The Bahraini Ministry of Health announced today, Monday, the first death of a Bahraini woman affected by the Corona virus, and Kuwait recorded 11 new infections, and Algeria announced the suspension of air and sea transport with Europe starting from March 19 this year, and the Egyptian Stock Exchange incurred great losses.

The Bahraini Ministry of Health stated that the death case recorded with her was a Bahraini citizen at the age of sixty-five and that she was suffering from health problems before she was infected with the virus, and that she was coming from Iran.

Bahrain also recorded seven new infections, bringing the total number of HIV infections in the country to 221 cases.

On Sunday evening, Algeria recorded six new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to 54, including four deaths, according to the official news agency.

This prompted the Algerian authorities to suspend air and maritime traffic with Europe, starting on March 19.

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Algeria confirmed that it imported millions of dollars of equipment and equipment to combat the Corona virus within a week.

In Kuwait, the authorities announced today, Monday, the registration of eleven new cases of coronavirus, bringing the number of people registered in the country to 123 cases.

A spokesman for the Ministry announced that the new cases include one from the United States, one from Iran, four from the United Kingdom, three cases from the United Kingdom, one from Kuwait, as well as one case of an Egyptian resident in the country coming from Egypt.

In Jordan, four new cases of the virus were recorded, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to 16 confirmed cases.

The Jordanian authorities imposed a mandatory quarantine on all arrivals from airports and border crossings.

In Egypt, Al-Azhar issued a fatwa, yesterday, Sunday, in which it authorized the cancellation of the weekly Friday prayer and congregational prayer in mosques to limit the spread of the Corona virus, two days after the decision to suspend studies in schools and universities for a period of two weeks.

The total number of cases in Egypt reached 126, and two deaths from the Corona virus.

Saudi Arabia decided to suspend work in all government departments, except health and security, for a period of two weeks, and the closure of shopping centers, cafes and restaurants. The kingdom announced its intention to pump $ 13 billion to support the economy.

The Saudi Ministry of Health has registered 15 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of people infected with 118 cases.

The Saudi Ministry of Health has developed, in cooperation with the General Authority for Ports, a plan for precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The plan includes binding preventive measures on ships coming to ports.

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In Morocco, it was decided to launch a billion dollar emergency fund. The total number of people infected with Coronavirus in Morocco reached 29 cases.

The Moroccan authorities decided today, Monday, to close restaurants and cinemas, and to stop all sports and leisure activities throughout the country.

The Iraqi authorities announced the imposition of a curfew starting from Tuesday and for a week in Baghdad, and three days in Karbala Governorate.

In Qatar, it was decided from Monday to another notice to prevent restaurants and cafes from submitting requests, and to prevent the establishment of gatherings inside and outside the halls.

The number of infections Corona in Qatar 401 status.


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