10 April 2020

War-torn Yemen confirms first coronavirus case; braces for outbreak


ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen reported its first case of the novel coronavirus on Friday as aid groups try to prepare for an outbreak in a country where war has shattered the health system and spread hunger and disease. The news came after a nationwide ceasefire began on Thursday over the virus pandemic. A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi movement announced it would halt military operations for two weeks, but the Houthis have yet to agree. The case was diagnosed in the southern oil [...]