Public parks in several Egyptian governorates to be closed on Sham El-Nessim day over coronavirus

SourceEgypt Today

FILE – Egyptian families going for Nile cruising on Sham El-Nessim day – Egypt Today/Abdullah Salah

CAIRO – 30 April 2021: Egyptian governors of Cairo, Alexandria, Fayoum, Damietta, Sohag and Qalyubia all ordered the closure of public beaches and parks on Sham El-Nessim next Monday.

On the day, which is a national holiday, Egyptians used to head out to parks, gardens and zoos with their families to enjoy their traditional meals of salted fish, onions and eggs.

They can also enjoy celebrating Easter and Sham El-Nessim in different places in whether in Cairo or in other governorates.

The decision issued by some governorates comes as the country has been amid a third wave of the coronavirus wave, which, according to the health minister, saw a surge in cases and deaths worldwide.

The festival is related to the agricultural background of ancient Egyptians. The name Sham El-Nessim or (inhaling the more...