The internationally recognised government f Yemen announced on Tuesday nine new coronavirus or COVID-19 cases taking the total to 21 and three deaths, the nation's supreme national emergency committee stated on Twitter.

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Eight cases were detected in the southern port city of Aden and another infection was recorded in Hadhramout region, it said. The health ministry of the Houthi-controlled government in the north has not announced any infections so far. Authorities have said all suspected cases there had tested negative.

The coronavirus outbreak has created a major stir around the world in recent times claiming the lives of more than 250,000 people and infecting over 3.5 people globally. The virus outbreak has been described as a pandemic.

(With agency inputs)