Fighting between government forces and southern separatists surged in Yemen on Tuesday, just a day after the authorities declared Aden, the de facto capital of the south, to be “infested” with the coronavirus.
Yemen’s healthcare system has already been ravaged by a five-year civil war between the internationally recognised government, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Houthi rebels who control Sana’a and swathes of the north.
Further pressure has been piled on the country’s few remaining medical facilities in recent months after fighting erupted between factions within the Gulf alliance.
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