On Thursday, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anani confirmed that he will announce, for the first time via the internet, a new archaeological discovery next Saturday.
The minister has published a number of pictures, on his Instagram account, of himself with excavation workers in the Saqqara archaeological area.
He commented on the pictures, saying, “Excavation work continues, and excavation workers maintain safe distances between them”, adding, “In celebration of the World Heritage Day, we will announce for the first time a new archaeological excavation via the internet, next Saturday. Enjoy the new discovery from home.”
It is noteworthy that Anani inspected the sterilization and disinfection work in a hotel in Cairo on April 15, in continuation of the preventive measures taken by the state to combat the novel coronavirus.
The minister also inspected the hotel’s precautionary measures in the lobby and in areas such the restaurant, swimming pools, hotel corridors, and guest rooms, as well as the kitchens.
Moreover, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has completed the disinfection of all floating and fixed hotels in Luxor and Aswan and those located in Greater Cairo, Giza, Alexandria and Port Said.
Assistant Minister for Control of Tourism and Hotel Establishments Abdel Fattah el-Assi clarified that the sterilization of 130 out of 170 hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh, and of 244 out of 260 hotels in Hurghada, has been completed.
He pointed out that the sterilization and disinfection works are being carried out in cooperation with the Hotel Establishments Chamber according to the standards approved by the World Health Organization, and under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.