While they raised doubts about the Yemeni official government announcement that five people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the southern port city of Aden, the Houthis on Thursday held the Saudi-led coalition responsible for the pandemic outbreak in the war-torn country.
"Is it true or this announcement comes as part of political tactics?" member of the Houthi Supreme Political Council tweeted.
"We pray for Allah to save our brothers in Aden and all governorates," Mohamed Ali al-Houthi added.
It is the responsibility of "America, Saudi Arabia and their allies, for they ignored the establishment of quarantines or any precautions. Instead, they pushed Yemenis to return home without medical documents certifying their freedom from COVID-19," the Houthi official said.
On Wednesday, health minister of the Yemeni government confirmed the registration of five COVID-19 cases in Aden, of whom two patients died.
On 10 April, Yemeni recorded its first COVID-19 case in the southeastern governorate of Hadhramout, where the health office said on Monday that the patient had recovered.