Yemen records 12 new COVID-19 infections, 205 in total

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ADEN, Yemen, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's health authorities on Friday recorded 12 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total confirmed cases in the the government-controlled provinces of the war-ravaged Arab country to 205.

According to a brief statement released by the country's supreme national emergency, during the past 24 hours, 12 new coronavirus cases were officially recorded, raising the total number in the country's provinces controlled by the government to 205.

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus climbed to 33 in different areas of the government-controlled provinces, including the southern port city of Aden.

So far, the pro-government health authorities recorded only six recoveries of all the infected patients since the outbreak of coronavirus on April 10.

Elsewhere in Yemen, health authorities in the Yemeni Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on May 16 declared two new COVID-19 cases in the areas under their control, taking the total number of infections in northern Yemen to four, including one death.

The Yemeni authorities have taken several measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, including imposing a partial overnight curfew in Aden and other major cities.

The pro-government Yemeni authorities called on donors and relevant international humanitarian organizations to provide urgent 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. Enditem

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