Yemen thanks UAE for evacuating students from China

A woman wearing a protective facemask walks past construction barriers along a street in Shanghai on February 19, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 19 February 2020

Yemen thanks UAE for evacuating students from China

  • Al-Hadrami has thanked the UAE for its “cooperation and help” in the evacuation process
  • The Yemeni students are temporarily staying in quarantine in the UAE

DUBAI: The Yemeni foreign ministry has thanked the UAE for its collaboration in the evacuation of Yemeni students in the Chinese city of Wuhan which had been at the outbreak of the coronavirus.  

The Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami has thanked the UAE on the minsitry’s official Twitter account for its “cooperation and help” in the evacuation process.

The tweet said the students were welcomed in the UAE and are temporarily staying in quarantine before they get cleared to return to Yemen.


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08:45 – The UAE’s National Sterilization Program will be extended across the UAE, state news agency WAM reported on Friday citing the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior.