WHO expresses concern over surging number of COVID-19 cases in Yemen

WHO expresses concern over surging number of COVID-19 cases in Yemen

Alsahwa Net- The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the over surging number of COVID-19 cases in Yemen, saying that this situation caused increasing pressure on the health system in Yemen.

In a press conference via video held on Thursday, WHO representative in Yemen Adham Esmael said that WHO is exerts efforts to alleviate the effects of Covid 19 on Yemenis.

Yemen’s health sector suffers from a severe deterioration, especially in the Houthi-controlled areas, according to UN reports. Some reports indicate that the war that was ignited by the Houthi group after its coup caused an almost complete collapse of the health system.

Yemeni doctors have told Alsahwa Net Houthi leaders confiscate oxygen cylinders provided to hospitals by international organizations and sell them on black markets, while Yemeni hospitals severely lack to oxygen as a surging number of COVID-19 cases is increasing the pressure on war-torn Yemen’s already strained healthcare system. 

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