Yemen’s Health Ministry on Sunday confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally of infections to 323 in the country’s provinces controlled by the government.
According to a brief statement released by the country’s supreme national emergency committee, “during the past 24 hours, the health departments officially registered 13 new COVID-19 cases in a number of provinces controlled by the government.”
Meanwhile, the death toll from the deadly respiratory disease climbed to 80 after three new deaths were recorded in the areas controlled by the Yemeni government.
The pro-government health authorities added that the number of recoveries has increased to 14 since the outbreak of coronavirus on April 10.
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 under its control.
The government called on donors and relevant international humanitarian organizations to provide support to help contain the pandemic.
Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi group seized control of much of the country’s north and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of Sanaa.