The first official in the Yemeni internationally recognized government died, Wednesday evening, after contracting the novel Corona virus "Covid-19" in the Aden, southern governorate of Aden.
Local sources in Aden said that the head of the Local Authority Department in the General Secretariat of the Prime Minister, Moqbel Mohsen Al-Qotaybi, died in the Quarantine Center in the Al-Borayqa District, west of Aden, after he was suspected of being infected with the novel Coronavirus.
The sources pointed out that Al-Qotaybi was transferred to the Quarantine Center after the symptoms of the Coronavirus appeared on him, after he descended on the field to Aden neighborhoods affected by the torrential rains that broke through on 22 April 22.
The Yemeni government confirmed Al-Qotaybi’s death, indicated in an obituary statement published by the Aden-based Yemeni News Agency “Saba”, that “Al-Qutaybi’s future passed away at midnight on Wednesday, while he was carrying out his national duty to confine and view the damages suffered by the temporary capital of Aden as a result of rain and torrential rain to relieve the citizens."
Wednesday evening, Yemen had reported 25 cases of corona, including five deaths, according to the Ministry of Health in the internationally recognized government.