- Title: Cairo's Egyptian Museum gets anti-virus deep clean
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: CAIRO, EGYPT (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF WORKERS SPRAYING DISINFECTANT AROUND ARTEFACTS ON DISPLAY IN EGYPTIAN MUSEUM (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) GENERAL MANAGER OF EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, SABAH ABDEL RAZEK, SAYING: "Starting today, March 23, the (Egyptian) museum will shut until March 31. During this period, we will continue the renovation process as well as disinfecting and sterilising all parts of the museum, including the lower storey, the first storey, the garden, the children's museum, the educational section, the Egyptian Museum Library. All parts of the museum will be disinfected and sterialised." VARIOUS OF WORKERS SPRAYING DISINFECTANT (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) GENERAL MANAGER OF EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, SABAH ABDEL RAZEK, SAYING: "As for the artefacts, the restoration department in the museum is working on cleaning all the pieces outside of display cases." GENERAL VIEW OF DISPLAYS IN MUSEUM PAINTINGS ON SARCOPHAGUS IN GLASS CASE
- Keywords: Cairo Coronavirus Egypt disinfected museum
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69X83R
- Location: CAIRO, EGYPT
- City: CAIRO, EGYPT
- Country: Egypt
- Duration: 00:02:19
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine,Editors' Choice
- Story Text: The Egyptian museum at the heart of Cairo's central Tahrir Square closed its doors to the public on Monday (March 23) and an anti-coronavirus deep clean started to disinfect the building.
The country, which has seen its tourism sector badly affected by the epidemic, shut all museums and archaeological sites until the end of the month for sanitisation, the tourism ministry announced at the weekend.
On Sunday (March 22), Egypt began disinfecting its public transport system, deploying cleaning teams at metro and bus stations in an attempt to curb the virus in a country of 100 million.
The country's armed forces also joined the efforts, with teams disinfecting Tahrir Square and the surrounding downtown area as well as other key buildings and the main Sadat metro station, the armed forces announced this week.
Egypt has so far registered 327 cases, including 14 fatalities, the health ministry said on Sunday.
(Production: Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Mai Shams El-Din)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2020. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Embargoed:6th April 2020 15:34
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None