While the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the discovery of the first 3 cases of the “Omicron” mutant of the Corona virus in the country, the Ministry of Civil Aviation revealed a series of new precautionary measures as part of efforts to contain the spread of the new mutant.
Cairo International Airport and all Egyptian airports witnessed an intensification of precautionary and preventive measures, in addition to extensive disinfection and sterilization operations.
The disinfection operations included the entrances and exits of Cairo International Airport, travel and arrival halls, baggage belts, waiting areas, rest areas, escalators, elevators, transportation within the airport, boarding gates, in addition to the administrative offices of workers.
Commitment to precautionary and preventive measures was tightened for all passengers and airport workers, in addition to the need to wear masks throughout the presence of passengers and airport workers, social distancing, and the provision of sterilizers in all travel and arrival halls.
With regard to the new mutant “Omicron”, the Ministry of Health said that by monitoring arrivals from the countries in which the mutant appeared, and through the sorting and quarantine points at Cairo International Airport, and based on the results of the genetic sequencing test that is conducted for all detected positive cases, the results showed Genetic sequencing test The presence of three positive cases of the mutant “Omicron” among the 26 cases infected with the Corona virus that were discovered.
In a related context; The Minister of Civil Aviation, Mohamed Manar, directed the necessity of continuous coordination between the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Health and Population and the quarantine authorities at Cairo Airport and all Egyptian airports, with the application of all health and examination procedures for all passengers from different countries of the world, especially those coming from countries where the Omicron mutant has spread strictly.
This is in addition to the obligation to measure the temperatures of all passengers in travel and access through thermal cameras, as well as follow-up to the crisis room, the situation, 24 hours a day, to follow up on any developments, in addition to emphasizing the commitment to all precautionary and preventive measures at all Egyptian airports.