Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and acting Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, asserted that the quarantine at Luxor International Airport was supported by three medical teams in preparation for the Luxor’s Avenue of Sphinxes reopening on 25 November.
In accordance with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s directives to increase the number of quarantine workers in all entry points to the country, Abdel Ghaffar inspected on Tuesday the quarantine at Luxor International Airport, in order to follow up the implementation of the medical insurance plan for the activities of the Avenue of Sphinxes.
The Minister reviewed the medical, preventive measures that are applied in the quarantine at Luxor International Airport, to determine its readiness within the medical insurance plan to receive the participants in the historical event that Egypt will witness.
Abdel Ghaffar stressed the readiness of the medical clinic in quarantine, the availability of a sufficient stock of emergency medicines and medical supplies, and the efficiency of medical devices, to receive emergency cases at the airport and provide the best medical service for them.
The minister also inspected the three ambulances stationed at Luxor International Airport, including a self-sterilizing ambulance, to transfer any suspected cases of infectious diseases.
Luxor is gearing up to host a glamorous ceremony to reopen the 2,700-metre-long ancient walkway that links the Ancient Egyptian temples of Luxor and Karnak on 25 November.
Egyptian and international teams of conservators and archaeologists have restored hundreds of ram-head and sphinx statues that have lined the avenue since it was first built during the reign of the 13th Dynasty Pharaoh Nectanebo I.
The reopening ceremony is expected to be a re-enactment of the Ancient Egyptian Opet Festival, which was celebrated in Luxor when the region was known as Thebes.