The Minister of the Environment, Dr. Yasmin Fouad, has declared a state of emergency in the South Sinai reserves following a shark attack on an Egyptian citizen. In response, Dr. Fouad has ordered the closure of a beach in Dahab until a thorough assessment of the situation can be conducted in collaboration with the South Sinai governorate.
Dr. Yasmin Fouad, who serves as the Minister of the Environment, emphasized the urgency of the matter by instructing the nature reserve staff in southern Sinai to swiftly form a committee dedicated to evaluating the circumstances surrounding the shark attacks and implementing measures to prevent further incidents, including beach surveillance.
After the shark attack, the injured citizen received prompt medical attention, and her condition has since stabilized. Immediate ambulance services were dispatched, and her health is currently under close observation.
Upon receiving a report of the shark attack, the Ministry’s Operations Room swiftly went into action, elevating the state of preparedness and initiating a coordinated response in cooperation with the South Sinai Governor and all relevant authorities. Comprehensive safety precautions have been taken to address this incident.
Information taken from the Ministry of Environment official statement