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Yemen: 74 doctors have died of Covid-19 

A healthcare worker checks the temperature of displaced Yemenis amid the COVID-19 pandemic on January 12, 2021 [ESSA AHMED/AFP via Getty Images]
A healthcare worker checks the temperature of displaced Yemenis amid the COVID-19 pandemic on January 12, 2021 [ESSA AHMED/AFP via Getty Images]

Yemen's Syndicate of Doctors and Pharmacists announced on Sunday that another doctor has died from Covid-19. An internal medicine specialist in Taiz, Dr Abdul-Raqeeb Al-Amri, is the 74th doctor to have died of the virus, said the syndicate.

"With the death of Dr Al-Amri," it announced, "the country, the Syndicate of Doctors and Pharmacists, and the medical community has lost one of its most loyal individuals, who devoted his life to serving the nation and helping the sick, and was an example of virtuous morality, honesty, and sincerity at work."

As of Saturday evening, the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in government-held areas was 3,969.

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