Yemen: Country reports five new COVID-19 cases in Aden for first time

Yemeni authorities reported five new coronavirus cases in Aden on Wednesday, one day after the United Nations expressed fears that the disease could be spreading undetected in the war-torn country. Footage from a hospital in Aden​on Wednesday shows medics tending to patients lying in bed. «During the last two days we had two deaths and the last day we had three deaths as a result of infections... Еще in the respiratory tract,» said the deputy director of Aden's Al-Gomhoria Hospital, Tariq Mazyadah. «The strange thing is that the coronavirus tests are negative but the status of the cases suggests that it is a similar disease, or that coronavirus is present but it was not diagnosed correctly.» According to Yemeni Health Ministry undersecretary Ishraq Al-Sibai, «the cases are prevalently related to the chikungunya virus and dengue fever.» Previously Yemen had reported one single laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19, on April 10. On Monday, the Yemeni Health Ministry announced that the patient has recovered and been given the all-clear

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