Coronavirus rages through more provinces in war-ravaged Yemen

13 May_The new coronavirus outbreak continues to claim more lives in Yemen as the impoverished country is already grappling with deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the wake of years-long Saudi aggression.

Coronavirus rages through more provinces in war-ravaged YemenThe viral pandemic spread in three more southern Yemeni provinces on Tuesday, according to official reports, and took the total number of infections across the war-ravaged country to 65, with the number of fatalities standing at 10.

The new infection cases were reported in the in the provinces of Aden, Abyan, Mahrah and Shabwah.

The World Health Organization has warned that the outbreak could rip through the war-torn country as the population has some of the lowest level of immunity to disease.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in order to bring former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crush the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Ang US-based Armed Conflict Location ug Hitabo Data Project (ACLED), sa usa ka dili pangnegosyo nga panagbangi-research organisasyon, nagbanabana nga ang gubat nga nag-angkon sa labaw pa kay sa 100,000 lives over the past five years.

On April 8, the Saudi-led coalition claimed it was halting military attacks and suspending hostilities in support of the United Nationspeace efforts, and to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus in Yemen.

However, shortly after the announcement, the coalition’s warplanes struck positions at several Yemeni regions and the onslaught still goes on.

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