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Egypt, Jordan pay for luxury quarantine to rein in coronavirus

Hotels and resorts in Egypt have welcomed people who have to be quarantined or who want to self-isolate; in Jordan, the government paid for Jordanians to be quarantined in Dead Sea resorts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Egyptian hotels and resorts, which are feeling the pinch as tourist arrivals stopped with the suspension of flights, may target self-quarantining guests to make ends meet. Egypt suspended all flights as of March 19 as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. On March 24, it extended the suspension for two more weeks.

Some hotels and resorts may also bank on Egyptians who choose to self-isolate as a result of the spread of the novel coronavirus across the country.

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