Over 4,000 new cases of malaria reported during sudden outbreak in Saudi-occupied Yemeni province

Over 4,000 new cases of malaria reported during sudden outbreak in Saudi-occupied Yemeni province

Thousands of Yemeni citizens have been infected with malaria since the beginning of this year, mostly in areas controlled by the Hadi government in Taiz province, southwest Yemen.

Health facilities in the province have recorded 4,000 confirmed and suspected cases of malaria, a media source said, quoting an official in the malaria control program in the province.

The area has already greatly suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed hundreds of lives.

It is reported that the regional Health Office did not do its part despite the huge financial budgets that went into it, which has made the Office a target of nationwide popular protests against corruption in  the province.

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