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Egypt: Giza pyramid complex reopens after three-month closure due to coronavirus03:35

Egypt: Giza pyramid complex reopens after three-month closure due to coronavirus

Egypt, Giza
July 1, 2020 at 20:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

After being closed for some three months due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Giza pyramid complex near Cairo has reopened and started receiving visitors again, footage from Wednesday shows.

Tourists could be seen having their body temperature checked and their hands and bags disinfected before entering the archaeological area of Egypt's most iconic landmarks.

"We are gradually reopening the archaeological area in the Pyramid for domestic tourism and residents of Egypt," said Director of Antiquities in the Pyramids, Ashraf Mohy, adding that new safety measures had been put in place.

A tourist at the complex, Farid Kourdes, said that he decided to visit the pyramids "because they have been closed for so long. We feel that the energy will be very clear especially today."

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has reopened the Giza pyramid complex along with museums and a number of archaeological and touristic sites, after being closed down due to outbreak of the coronavirus for almost 100 days.

Egypt: Giza pyramid complex reopens after three-month closure due to coronavirus03:35
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After being closed for some three months due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Giza pyramid complex near Cairo has reopened and started receiving visitors again, footage from Wednesday shows.

Tourists could be seen having their body temperature checked and their hands and bags disinfected before entering the archaeological area of Egypt's most iconic landmarks.

"We are gradually reopening the archaeological area in the Pyramid for domestic tourism and residents of Egypt," said Director of Antiquities in the Pyramids, Ashraf Mohy, adding that new safety measures had been put in place.

A tourist at the complex, Farid Kourdes, said that he decided to visit the pyramids "because they have been closed for so long. We feel that the energy will be very clear especially today."

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has reopened the Giza pyramid complex along with museums and a number of archaeological and touristic sites, after being closed down due to outbreak of the coronavirus for almost 100 days.

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