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Egypt reopens two Mediterranean ports which were shut due to bad weather

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Saturday reopened the harbors of two of its Mediterranean ports, Alexandria and Dekheila, which had been shut due to bad weather, the Alexandria Port Authority said.

The harbors were shut on Friday due to high waves and wind speeds, preventing ships from entering or leaving the ports, though loading and unloading within the ports was continuing normally, the authority said in a statement.

The port authorities on Saturday ordered moored ships to enter the harbors according to their mooring order, it added.

(Reporting by Ahmed Salem in Alexandria, writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Toby Chopra)