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Yemen seals border with Saudi Arabia over coronavirus fears

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 8, 2020
Yemen has decided to seal its only remaining border crossing with Saudi Arabia to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in the war-ravaged country, local sources said on Wednesday.
Al-Wadia border
Yemen   Al-Wadia border
Yemeni authorities have decided to close the al-Wadia border crossing with Saudi Arabia from Wednesday until further notice, sources at the border told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Topics: Yemen border Saudi Arabia coronavirus

Al-Wadia remains the only transition point between the two countries after other border crossings were closed due to the conflict continuing in Yemen since September 2014.

While Yemen has not reported any coronavirus case yet, the number of cases in Saudi Arabia rose to 2,795 on Wednesday, with the death toll at 41, according to the country’s Health Ministry.