Houthis confirm first Coronavirus case after Somali national dies in Sanaa
Authorities in Houthi-held northern Yemen have reported their first case of the novel coronavirus, a Somali national who was found dead in a Sanaa hotel.
Yemen's UN-recognised government to the south, meanwhile, reported nine new cases on Tuesday.
“We received a report about a situation in a hotel (in the capital Sanaa) on Sunday and epidemiological investigation teams went there immediately, where the affected person had died,” Houthi health minister Taha al-Mutawakkil told Al Masirah TV.
The deceased victim had underlying liver and kidney problems, the minister added.
Yemen now has a total of 21 confirmed Covid-19 cases, including three deaths in territory held by the internationally recognised government.