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Cairo Intl. Airport receives exceptional flight from Nigeria carrying 66 nationals

Thu, Apr. 9, 2020
CAIRO - 9 April 2020: Cairo International Airport received an exceptional flight coming from Nigeria including 66 Egyptians stranded abroad. This comes while Egypt has suspended flights until April 23 as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the novel virus.

The passengers had been tested before they headed to a hotel where they would be quarantined for 14 days.

The Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir has operated many flights, including from Kuwait, Britain, Oman, and France to bring back Egyptians stranded in these countries, especially those who entered the country via visitor visas.

The Egyptian Ministry of Health on April 8, said another 110 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the northeastern African country to 1,560, including 305 people who recovered.

The death toll due to infection with the virus also rose to 103, after the ministry confirmed nine new deaths during the past 24 hours.

On the other side, 29 people infected with the COVID-19 left quarantine as they recovered. This raises the total of the recovered cases to 305, among 439 people whose results turned to negative.

Earlier on Wednesday, April 8, the prime minister gave a speech to announce measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, including extending curfew and the flight ban in the northeastern African country until April 23rd.
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