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Yemen confirms 37 more COVID-19 cases, 167 in total
BY 2020-05-20 14:12:27

ADEN, Yemen, May 19 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Yemen increased to 167, after 37 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday.


The Yemeni health ministry said in a statement that during the past 24 hours, "37 new cases were officially recorded in six provinces controlled by the government."


It said that the number of recoveries increased to five since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the war-torn country on April 10.


Also, Yemen recorded three more deaths from the deadly respiratory virus, bringing the death toll to 28.


Elsewhere in Yemen, health authorities in the Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday declared two new COVID-19 cases in the areas under their control, taking the total number of infections in northern Yemen to four, including one death.


The Yemeni government has taken several measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, including imposing a partial overnight curfew in Aden and other major cities.


It has also called on donors and relevant international humanitarian organizations to provide support to help contain the pandemic in Yemen.


(Editor:Grace) (From:xinhua)
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