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Yemen: Covid-inspired ceasefire bid fails to gain traction

Coronavirus threats: Yemen remains one of the few countries in the world not to have reported any cases of coronavirus, as of 31 March, according to the World Health Organisation. However, both the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Houthi rebels have been introducing measures to try and prevent the global pandemic consuming the country. Among the steps to date, in late March the Hadi government closed ports of entry and, in the city of Taiz, shut shopping malls, mosques, wedding halls and qat markets.

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