According to the United Nations the suspension of flights since early this month at Sana’a International Airport has led to a delay in the arrival of 207 tons of medical aid for combating the novel coronavirus outbreak in Yemen.
The coalition also destroyed four Houthi drones at Al Delmi air base north of Sanaa, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.
Southern separatists say they withdrew from talks over a Saudi-sponsored power-sharing deal with the government due to ongoing military escalation in flashpoint province of Abyan.
The Baha'i International Community group welcomed the releases. The Houthis said in late March that they would free all Baha'i prisoners.
At least seven children and two women were killed in Yemen, the UN confirmed after field reports from Hajjah. The Saudi-led coalition has said it will investigate "the possibility of an accident.”
Yemen's Houthi Spokesman says they targeted Saudi Defence Ministry, King Salman Air Base and other military facilities using winged ballistic missiles and drones
Fighting in the Middle East's poorest country, war-torn Yemen, steps up between the Houthi rebels and the Western-backed Saudi coalition forces, who have been criticised for commonly targeting civilians, mostly children.
The warning comes a day after a UN appeal for countries to fund emergency aid in the Arab world’s poorest nation fell a billion dollars short of what agencies need to cover essential activities from June to December.
The war between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led military coalition intervened against the rebels who control large parts of Yemen including the capital Sanaa.
Houthis' health minister said the government had been transparent about the number of confirmed cases and those who have recovered.
The cemetery workers who bury them don't know what killed the newly deceased. But there's no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden – likely from the coronavirus.
The first coronavirus case in Aden, the government's interim capital, was recorded about a month ago. Since then, the total number of deaths registered in the city has "increased seven-fold", according to a physician at a public hospital.
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