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Coronavirus cripples Egypt’s tourism industry

Some analysts fear long-term effects on Egypt’s tourism sector from the coronavirus outbreak.

In the Upper Egyptian city of Luxor, tour guide Eman Mohamed has sensed a notable decline in tourists over the past month, after the outbreak of the coronavirus.

“Coronavirus has really affected tourism here,” Mohamed said. “Many hotel reservations have been canceled and tourists can barely be seen at tourist sites.”

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