Source: Cairo – Ashraf Abdel Hamid
Not only was one ship infected with coronavirus in Luxor Governorate South of Egypt, which the authorities announced discovering that 12 passengers on board were infected with the virus last Friday, but were two.
In the details, Mohamed Othman, head of the Cultural Tourism Committee in Luxor, revealed to Al-Arabiya.net that the two ships are “A Sarah”, which is owned by “Ano Kent”, and that there were 171 foreigners on board, and 12 of them were confirmed infected with the Corona virus, quoting from a Taiwanese tourist from American descent, adding that the second ship is “Habi 5” and was carrying the German tourist Thomas Falk, who died in Hurghada last Sunday from being infected by the Corona virus.
Othman stated that the ship “Habi 5” was docked in the south of Luxor, and was isolated after the announcement of the death of the German tourist, and it was found that 98 tourists of American, French, Indian and other nationalities were on board, adding that it was confirmed that two others who were on board were injured in Koruna, and they are An American journalist and an Indian tourist were transferred to the Isolation Hospital in Al-Nujila in Marsa Matruh.
Othman revealed that the results of the tests proved the safety of the rest of the foreigners and the Egyptians, and that they were free of the Corona virus, and therefore they were allowed to leave the country and left yesterday and today, including an Indian group consisting of 17 tourists, and inform the owner of the ship, the tourist investor Ramadan Hajjaji, that it is still sterilized and disinfected at its location in The Nile, while its workers remain inside.
He said that the second vessel, called “A Sarah”, is being held in Al-Baghdadi area, south of Luxor. It follows the company Ano Kit of the Habi Group, and was located in Aswan with 171 tourists on its way to Luxor, after which it was revealed that a Taiwanese tourist of American origin was on board in Corona, And wounding 12 others were transferred to Al-Nujaila Hospital, others were free of the virus and allowed to leave the country after their countries requested it.
The Ministry of Tourism announced today, Wednesday, the departure of a group of 46 French and American tourists who were on board the ship, which announced the presence of 45 positive cases, after spending their period of observation and ensuring the negative results of the analysis of their samples from the Corona virus.
Abdul-Fattah Al-Assi, head of the sector overseeing hotel establishments, said that on Wednesday morning, another group consisting of 17 Indian tourists who were on board the same ship had left, after confirming the negativity of their samples.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health had announced yesterday evening the departure of 48 foreigners who were on board a Nile cruise ship in Luxor Governorate to their country, and announced the departure of 35 other foreigners to their country on Wednesday morning.
Dr. Khaled Mujahid, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the official spokesperson of the Ministry, stated that these foreigners left Luxor Governorate to their country, after following up their health and making sure of the negative results of their analyzes of the Corona virus, and at the request of their countries to return to their country, and following all necessary preventive and preventive measures in coordination With the World Health Organization.
Mujahid stressed that no new infected or suspected cases of infection with the Corona virus would be detected in all governorates of Egypt except for what has been announced, indicating that once any infection is suspected, it will be announced immediately, in full transparency in accordance with international health regulations, and in coordination with the World Health Organization.