Yemen’s Houthis announce mobilization to fight COVID-19

SANA’A, Yemen– On Tuesday, in order to fight against the pandemic and to curb its growing spread in region, Yemen’s Houthi rebel group made an announcement of a comprehensive mobilization.

The health minister of the Houthi-run administration in Sana’a, Taha Al-Mutawakkil, according to the Houthi movement’s Al Massira TV, showed confidence saying that they would put their all might to provide protection to healthcare staff and also made a call for assistance for the safety for the healthcare personnel.

Yemen so far, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University, has made the total of 87 deaths cases while 399 confirmed cases.

The pandemic globally killed around 380,000 people, making a large number of infections stands, at 6.37 million. However, people recovered from this deadly virus are reportedly more than 2.72 million, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins.

Since 2014, Yemen has been experiencing violence and troubles after Houthi rebels infested rest of the country along Sana’a- the capital. In 2015, after a Saudi-led military coalition launched a ruinous air campaign which was intended to roll back Houthi territorial gains, the crisis turned worse and severe.

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