Guterres: Aden leads world with highest COVID-19 mortality rate in World

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2020-05-29 | Since 3 Year

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The Yemeni iterim capital, Aden, has the world's highest mortality rate from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the world, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Thursday.

"In Aden, we have the highest mortality rates in the world of COVID-19 - 70 percent of those that have the disease are dying", Guterres said.

Guterres noted that the situation in Yemen is tragic and it is, therefore, crucial for the international community to demonstrate solidarity with the people there and fully support the appeal for funds that will be issued at an upcoming pledging event.

On Thursday, Yemen recorded 22 confirmed cases of the emerging coronavirus (Covid 19), including (4) deaths in five provinces under the control of the internationally recognized government.



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