IQNA

15:41 - April 08, 2020
News ID: 3471081
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Saudi-led coalition have attacked two quarantine centers in Yemen designated for the fight against the coronavirus, Yemeni sources said.

 

The Yemen Supreme Committee for the Fights against Coronavirus said the two centers were targeted by the coalition’s warplanes early on Wednesday, Saba news agency reported.

It added that the attacks are aimed at spreading the virus in Yemen.

Last month a senior Houthi Ansarullah movement official blamed the US and the coalition forces for the spread of the coronavirus in Yemen. 

Chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said the invading countries are intentionally refusing to take measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the regions they have occupied.

Classified a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the new virus, a respiratory disease known as COVID-19, emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province late last year.

It has killed more than 83,000 people globally, and infected nearly 1.450,000.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are key members of a coalition that has been waging a deadly war on Yemen since March 2015 in support of the former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and against the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The Saudi-led military campaign has killed and injured over 600,000 civilians, according to the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights.

 

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