Coronavirus in Yemen: signs of an end to Aden’s deadly plague

Yemeni doctor Ammar Derwish: “The virus hit strongly. Many people died, many survived, but it attacked everyone”

When the coronavirus swept into the Yemeni city of Aden there was little to stand in its way.

The war-torn country was already in the midst of a humanitarian crisis and this time last month people were falling ill and dying in untold numbers. Few received any medical treatment because the hospitals were either full or closed. Since then, though, the virus…

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Brian Whitaker

Brian Whitaker

Former Middle East editor of the Guardian. Website: www.al-bab.com. Author of 'Arabs Without God'.