Egypt prepares to welcome foreign tourists as coronavirus epidemic worsens

Egyptian health minister Hala Zayed (centre) visiting a hospital in Alexandria

On Sunday Egypt announced that it will be ready to receive foreign tourists again in a couple of weeks. On Monday it announced a record number of new coronavirus cases and a record number of related deaths.

While many countries have waited for the Covid-19 epidemic to pass its peak before opening up, Egypt’s reopening has begun while the…