Yemen confirms first coronavirus case,

Yemen confirms first coronavirus case, braces for outbreak

Confirmation of first infection in war-torn Yemen comes after start of unilateral ceasefire partly to halt virus spread.2 hours ago

Medical staff pictured at a quarantine centre built in preparation for a possible spread of COVID-19 in Sanaa [Khaled Abdullah/Reuters]
Medical staff pictured at a quarantine centre built in preparation for a possible spread of COVID-19 in Sanaa [Khaled Abdullah/Reuters]

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Yemen has reported its first coronavirus case in a southern province, raising fears of catastrophic consequences in a healthcare system broken by five years of war.

“The first confirmed case of coronavirus has been reported in Hadramout province,” Yemen’s supreme national emergency committee for COVID-19 said on Twitter on Friday.

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