Yemeni Minister calls for Arab support in face of COVID-19‏

Yemen’s Health minister, Qasem Buaibeh, called on Arab nations to support his country and its weakened healthcare infrastructure amid deadly epidemics, including COVID-19. 



 

Yemen needs more support and help to be able to provide its services to the people, Buhaibeh said on Monday during a virtual meeting of Arab Health Ministers, according to state news agency Saba.

 

The health minister informed his counterparts on current epidemic challenges in Yemen and measures taken by the ministry to face a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, stressing the need for logistic support from regional states.

 

Yemen’s medical infrastructure has been shattered by an on-going conflict that was sparked by the 2011 Arab spring.