EGYP ODEH, Egypt — Egypt has confirmed the death of a 67-year-old Egyptian tourist who fell ill with pneumonia last week.
The Egypy Odehs, who had been living in northern Sinai, were visiting the desert region of Al-Sharqiya when they contracted the pneumonia.
The health ministry said on Saturday that they had contracted the disease in the Egyptian city of Rafah, which borders Israel and Gaza.
The ministry did not say how the tourist contracted the deadly disease.
The tourists were evacuated from the area by Egyptian authorities and the ministry said that medical examinations showed no sign of further complications.
The tourism industry in Egypt is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion a year.
The Egyptian tourist industry has suffered from poor quality facilities, poor facilities for treating and caring for travelers and a lack of staff.