63 doctors die of COVID-19 in Yemen

The Yemeni Physicians and Pharmacists Syndicate announced that 63 doctors have died of COVID-19 in the country.

This came in a statement regarding Dr Ali Abu-Zalat, of Egyptian origin, who died on Wednesday after contracting COVID-19 in Hadhramaut.

“The death of Dr Abu-Zalat is a great loss for the Yemeni Physicians and Pharmacists Syndicate and for Egyptian doctors,” the statement read, noting that Dr Abu-Zalat spent his life serving people and patients.

According to Yemen Shabab, more than 100 healthcare workers in Yemen have died since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the war-torn country.

As of Wednesday evening, 2,047 Yemenis have contracted COVID-19 and 593 have died, while 1,327 recovered.