May 5, 2020 / 12:45 PM / a month ago

Yemen's Houthis announce first coronavirus case in Sanaa - Masirah TV

A health worker wearing a protective suit disinfects a market amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sanaa, Yemen April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/Files

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Houthi-controlled government has recorded a first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the capital Sanaa, the group’s al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday citing the health minister.

Masirah added the infection was recorded in a Somali national.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Writing by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Alex Richardson

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