Special teams were formed to carry out cleaning and disinfection works every 48 hours. This comes within the framework of the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to thoroughly apply the precautionary measures to combat the novel coronavirus, and follow-up to complete disinfection of the various museums, archaeological sites and administrative buildings of the ministry.
Head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the ministry Ayman Ashmawi stated that the third phase of disinfection has been completed for Dahshur and Al-Lasht archeological area. This is in addition to Saqqara Necropolis, which included cemeteries, pyramids and a lounge for VIP visitors, as well as the Dandara Temple and the Temple of Meritamen in Akhmim and its administrative building, for the second time.
General Coordinator of Al-Moez Street Sherif Fawzi referred that the headquarters of the General Administration of Historic Cairo in the Citadel was sterilized, in addition to the ministry‘s Research Center, Al-Moez and Gamaliya Streets.
As for closed restaurants, Assi stated that the ministry has coordinated with the Chamber of Tourist Establishments to take all necessary measures to sterilize these facilities, stressing that it will not be allowed to run again until it is completely disinfected work.