New Covid-19 infections raise fears of a worst-case scenario in Yemen

A market in the Old City of Sana’a before the virus arrived. It’s now under curfew

The Houthis who rule over much of northern Yemen have now confirmed what many had long suspected: that the Covid-19 virus is present in the territory they control.

Yesterday their health minister announced that a man found dead in a hotel in the capital, Sana’a, on Sunday had been posthumously tested — and the result was positive.