May 11, 2020 / 2:07 AM / 24 days ago

Yemen's emergency coronavirus committee declares Aden an infested city

FILE PHOTO: A police officer wearing a protective face mask is pictured on a street during a curfew amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Aden, Yemen April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Wael al-Qubati

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemen’s emergency coronavirus committee declared Aden, the seat to Yemen’s internationally recognised government, an infested city early on Monday after coronavirus cases there jumped to 35, including four deaths.

The committee also announced on twitter that the decision came after the spread of several diseases in the city due to the torrential rains that hit it recently.

Late on Sunday the committee announced 17 new coronavirus cases, 10 of which were in Aden, raising the total number of cases to 51, including eight deaths.

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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