Companies Give Yemen Tens of Thousands of Coronavirus Test Kits to Ease Shortage


According to The New York Times, a group of multinational companies donated tens of thousands of COVID-19 testing kits and medical equipment to Yemen, where a five-year war has destroyed the health system and left millions vulnerable to disease.

The International Initiative on COVID-19 (IICY) said in a statement that its first 34-tonne shipment would reach Yemen next week and contained 49,000 virus collection kits, 20,000 rapid test kits, five centrifuges and equipment that would enable 85,000 tests, and 24,000 COVID-19 nucleic acid test kits.