The Southern city of Aden, disputed between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Saudi forces, witnessed, Sunday evening, fuming night protests condemning the electricity blackout and poor public services.
the Demonstrators burnt tires and blocked major roads in the streets of Aden regardless of of emergency state that announced by STC recently and spreading of coronavirus among the citizens.
The protesters in Aden blocked some streets, burned tires and prevented traffic, demanding the provision of basic services like electricity and water.
Aden has recorded seven confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including four deaths, added to the city of Taiz, which is under the control of the Hadi’s government.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warned that corona’s disease would pose a major threat to the Yemeni people and the faltering health system if the cases were not identified, treated, isolated and properly tracked, even if it was one case.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in a statement, stated that the electricity blackout continued since the city of Aden was hit by floods on 21 April. IDP shelters, where about 4,800 people live in Aden, Abyan, Taiz and Lahj in southern Yemen, were affected.