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Tourism in Egypt down 80%: minister

Egypt's tourism minister, Hisham Zaazou has said the number of tourists visiting Sharm al-Sheikh and Hurghada dropped by 25% compared with the same period last year, since the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and al-Nahda square sit-ins, Egypt Independent has reported. Tourism as a whole in Egypt fell by 80%, Zaazou added, without providing further details.