Egypt has exported 68,000 tons of onions since September of last year. The crop is still being exported in accordance with regulations that were set in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Head of the Central Department for Agricultural Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Ahmed al-Atar, stated that a technical committee has been deployed at urban ports and seaports as well as sorting and packaging stations to ensure that such specifications are met.
He added that exports of Egyptian citrus fruits to China have recovered, and that potato exports to European markets are improving.
According to egypttoday.com, Minister Al Sayed al-Qasir had taken measures to eliminate the obstacles facing agricultural exports such as facilitating air transportation to Arab and European countries at reasonable prices, and the transportation of workers to sorting and packaging venues amid the partial curfew taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Also, vehicles carrying vegetables and fruits have been exempted from the curfew.