Coronavirus control: Egypt to shut all airports on March 31

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Egypt will shut down its airports and air travel starting March 31 to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The new measures will heavily impact the country’s economy and tourism sectors. Some 138,000 jobs are immediately at risk and 1 billion us dollars in airline revenues has been lost, according to IATA.

“The decision of suspension of air travel in Egypt is a preventive measure to stop the outbreak of the virus.

“Of course, the state had sacrificed expected tourism revenues in order to…

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