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Tourism ministry participates in AU Commission forum for arts, culture, heritage

CAIRO – May 28 2020 (MENA) – The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities participated in a virtual forum organized by the African Union Commission (AUC)for the Ministers Responsible for Arts, Culture, and Heritage on their Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In a statement on Thursday, assistant tourism minister for investment and developing financial resources Eman Zidan said that the ministers discussed the urgent measures taken y the member states to support the arts, culture and heritage sector in Africa in line with the UN’s continental strategy to address the impacts of COVID-19.
During the forum, Zidan added that she reviewed the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and its response to the virus crisis, highlighting the ministry’s disinfection and sterilization campaigns at the archaeological sites and museums.
She asserted that work continued at various projects of the sectors so as to be opened after the end of the pandemic.
She also highlighted the applications launched by the ministry to offer people virtual tours of a number of archaeological sites and museums as part of the initiatives launched under the slogan “Experience Egypt from Home. Stay Home. Stay Safe.”
She underlined that the ministry is working on the digitization of a number of services offered to visitors.
The virtual meeting also touched on the measures taken by the ministry with regard to the partial opening of hotels and the occupational health and safety requirements needed to be ensured, she noted.



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