Yemen has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, according to a tweet from the country’s Supreme National Emergency Committee today.
The case was reported in the southeastern province of Hadhramaut, according to the tweet.
The patient is in a stable condition and is receiving medical care, the committee said.
A ceasefire during the pandemic: On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen declared a two-week unilateral ceasefire, to go into effect from Thursday, in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus in the war-torn country, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
SPA said the move was prompted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for a pause of hostilities in the country in order to counter the spread of Covid-19