The Yemeni internationally-recognized government on Thursday said it had reopened the al-Wadeah border passage with Saudi Arabia to allow access for the Yemenis stranded in the Kingdom since the COVID-19 outbreak.
"President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has instructed the government to reopen the al-Wadeah crossing point," expatriate ministry said in a statement, "in a special case to receive the stranded."
Located in the Yemeni eastern governorate of Hadhramout, the crossing point has been closed for one month in the face of arrivals from Saudi lands as part of precautions against COVID-19 spread.
The passageway will be "reopened as of Thursday for the stranded" Yemenis listed by the consulate in Jeddah, the statement said without stating the period in which the passage would be open.
"It was decided to establish a health quarantine for arrivals in Wadeah, before they are allowed to proceed to their areas in Yemen," the ministry said.
Until Wednesday, Yemen has recorded 25 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 5 deaths, according to the official government's health ministry.