Senior Houthi leader admits secrecy on true numbers of corona victims in northern Yemen

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2020-05-17 | Since 3 Month

A Senior leader in the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) implicitly admited, on Sunday, his group to be silent on the numbers of cases and deaths resulting from the novel Coronavirus in areas under its control in northern Yemen, calling from what he called free countries to pressure the coalition to enter medical supplies and examinations instead of searching for Number of victims.

Member of the Supreme Political Council in the group, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, said in two Twitter tweets, "The diets spread in the country need analyzes, and it is not correct at all to announce any cases before they are confirmed."

He added, "The spotlight should be on the siege, refusing to enter supplies and checks, and the Arab coalition refusing to accept its end."

The Houthi leader called those he called as free countries to pressure the coalition to lift the siege imposed on Yemen, and to introduce supplies and checks instead of searching for numbers.

He demanded that "society senses danger and deal seriously" given that overcoming any virus or disease starts from the person himself and the proportion of his commitment to precautionary measures, he said.

The Minister of Health in the Houthi Salvation Government, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakkil, announced on Saturday, during a press conference in Sana'a, that two confirmed cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the capital’s secretariat, one of them is a 48-year-old man and the other (a 38-year-old woman), stressing that “the two cases recover Completely clinical and laboratory. "


On 5 May, the Ministry of Health in the Houthi government announced the registration of the first case of "corona" in the group's control areas, in the capital Sana'a, for a Somali immigrant who was found dead in a Sana'a hotel, four days later the announcement of another injury coming from Aden south the country.

The Yemeni internationally recognized government accuses the group of covering up the number of real infections in its areas of control in the north of the country.

Activists on social networking sites, including doctors and workers in Yemeni health institutions and laboratories, confirm that there are cases of coronavirus infection in large numbers, which may reach 300 cases, not announced in Sana'a.

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