293 Yemenis stranded in the UAE due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have arrived in Hadhramaut Governorate, eastern Yemen.
The Yemeni legitimate government-run supreme national emergency committee for Covid-19 reported in a tweet on Twitter, early Saturday, that Al-Rayyan Airport in the city of Mukalla (the capital of Hadhramaut) received an international flight coming from the UAE with 293 Yemeni citizens stranded abroad."
"The evacuation of the stranded from the UAE came in accordance with the protocol to repatriate the stranded Yemenis abroad.", the committee added.
On May 28 last year, the internationally recognized Yemeni government started operating some flights through the Yemenia Airlines to return its nationals stranded abroad, since the movement stopped globally due to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The first cruise ship carrying stuck Yemenis arrived last Thursday evening in the Thubab region of Taiz governorate with 117 people stranded in Djibouti.
The Yemeni authorities require all returnees to undergo medical examinations to prove that they are free of infection with the emerging coronavirus as a precautionary measure.
As of dawn on Saturday, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the areas under the internationally recognized control of the government is 469, including 111 deaths and 23 recoveries, as the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) conceals the numbers of infections in areas controlled by the north of the country.