Yemen records 5 new COVID-19 cases in Aden 

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-29 22:54:30|Editor: huaxia

ADEN, Yemen, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Yemen reported on Wednesday five new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country's southern port city of Aden.

Five new positive cases were recorded in Aden, said a statement posted on Twitter by Yemen's supreme national emergency committee for COVID-19.

The government's committee based in Aden said that more details will be released during a forthcoming press conference.

On April 10, Yemen's supreme national emergency committee declared that a 60-year-old Yemeni man, who worked in Ash Shihr, was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Yemen's Ministry of Health announced Monday that the first confirmed case had recovered.

Plagued by cholera, malnutrition, and diphtheria, Yemen lacks the ability to cope with deadly epidemics as its five years of civil war has almost destroyed its healthcare system.

According to UN estimates, nearly 80 percent of the population in Yemen require humanitarian assistance and protection.

The country has 10 million people who are a step away from famine and 7 million people who are malnourished. Enditem