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Alexandria to reopen public beaches Saturday amid precautionary measures

On Wednesday, The Central Administration for Tourism and Resorts in Alexandria announced the reopening of all beaches to the public, starting Saturday, May 22, in accordance with the Egyptian Cabinet’s decision.

Governor of Alexandria Mohamed al-Sherif stressed that anti-coronavirus precautionary measures will be enforced at the governorate’s 66 beaches.

The Central Administration for Tourism and Resorts has set several requirements for all beaches, including the following:

1- Umbrellas must be at least four meters apart.

2- Corridors, gates, locker rooms and toilets must be continuously sterilized.

3- Beach guests will be subject to thermometer checks.

4- Beach medical units must be provided with oxygen cylinders. 

5- Beach crews should wear masks.

6- Beach cafeterias must use disposable food and drink containers. 

Public beach operators and guests must follow all precautionary measures or they risk a fine. Inspection teams will be out on the beaches enforcing precautionary measures.

The Central Administration called on all to adhere to these instructions to protect public health and save lives.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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