10 April 2020

War-ravaged Yemen announces first confirmed coronavirus case


Repeated bombings over five years of war have destroyed or closed more than half of Yemen's health facilities. Deep poverty, dire water shortages and a lack of adequate sanitation have made the country a breeding ground for disease.Nurses receive training on using ventilators, recently provided by the World Health Organization at the intensive care ward of a hospital allocated for novel coronavirus patients in Sanaa, Yemen on April 8, 2020.(Reuters)Yemen’s internationally recognised government [...]