New swarms of African locusts reported in Red Sea Governorate

New swarms of locusts appeared Thursday in the Red Sea Governorate town of Safaga and nearby villages, state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper reported. 

New swarms were first reported south of the Red Sea on Wednesday, state-run news agency MENA reported.

According to MENA, the Red Sea Governorate’s operations and emergency center had received information that new plagues of swarms were seen at the 65th kilo on the Shalateen-Abou Ramad Road and south of Marsa Alam.

Combat teams were immediately informed and have started their combat efforts to prevent their spread to other areas in Egypt, MENA reported.

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