January 28, 2020 –
Pilot Mohamed Manar, Minister of Civil Aviation, visited this morning the Quarantine Office at Cairo International Airport to follow up on preventive and precautionary measures in order to ensure the health and safety of passengers and employees at Cairo Airport, especially in light of international concerns about the recent emergence of Coronavirus in China.
The minister was accompanied by Pilot Montaser Mannaa, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation and Engineer Mohamed Saeed Mahrous, Chairman of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation, where the Minister of Aviation gave instructions to all quarantine employees to strictly adhere to the implementation of all procedures and instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, stressing that airport employees need to follow the standards strictly in order to apply the highest levels of prevention for the spread of infection according to the requirements of World Health Organization. Procedures include comprehensive medical examination of all flights, especially coming from Chinese cities to Egypt.
The Minister stressed the importance of adopting healthy behaviors in order to preserve the safety of all passengers and travelers, calling on all employees to be careful and adhere to all instructions issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Aviation and to perform compulsory medical examination of all passengers and flight crews coming from China.
For his part, Dr. Hazem Hussein, Director of Quarantine at Cairo AirPort Company, indicated that there is full coordination and cooperation between the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and all the concerned authorities operating at the airport.
In accordance with the visit, the Minister of Civil Aviation visited Terminal 3 at Cairo Airport to check on the progress of work, regularity of operations, and the smooth flow of passengers and aircrafts.
(Source: The General Department of Information of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation / the official page of the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Facebook)