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WHO: Yemen is free of coronavirus

March 26, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Yemeni members of a medical team spray disinfectants on streets as precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Sana’a, Yemen on 25 March 2020 [Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Yemen said yesterday that the country has no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

The WHO office in Yemen wrote on Twitter that in coordination with the Ministry of Health it has supported the establishment of a quarantine facility in the city of Aden to ensure “preparedness and response in the event a case is confirmed.”

READ: Health organisations warn millions in Yemen lack access to clean water, soap in fight against COVID-19

Yemeni authorities have taken a number of preventive measures to confront the coronavirus outbreak, including suspending schools, closing ground and air outlets, and issuing directions to stop prayers in mosques.

Several international health organisations, including Doctors without Borders and WHO, have previously warned that lack of access to clean water and soap in Yemen hinders efforts to confront the coronavirus and threatens the lives of millions.

Coronavirus is affecting the whole world, will it unite us - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Coronavirus is affecting the whole world, will it unite us? – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]