Today, the Governor of Alexandria in Egypt, Major General Mohamed Sharif, instructed the Central Administration for Tourism and Resorts, headed by Major General Gamal Rashad, to close all of Alexandria's beaches to the public from tomorrow.

According to an official statement posted by the governorate on its website, the decision came "after a number of Egyptian citizens took advantage of the vacation period to go out to the beaches in addition to organizing trips from the neighboring governorates to the beaches of Alexandria."

The statement continued, "The decision is part of a package of precautionary measures taken by the province to limit the spread of the new Corona virus, and to preserve the safety of citizens."

For his part, Major General Jamal Rashad explained that contact was made with some families on the beaches to inquire about the reasons for their presence, as they expressed that they are present on the beaches as a kind of venting under the current circumstances. He emphasized that all those present on the beaches were made aware of the danger of gatherings, whatever their location. The public understood the reasons for this and closing the beaches, according to the official statement of the governorate.