The UN named the country with the highest mortality from COVID-19 – Russian newspaper

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Yemen has the highest mortality rate from COVID-19.

In Aden, for example, 70 percent of those infected with SARS-CoV-2 die. But in the whole country, mortality from a new coronavirus is estimated at 17 percent.

The Secretary General called on the international community to provide the state with the necessary assistance, as well as financial assistance. “I hope the international community will fully fund the application that will be submitted,” Guterres said.

Earlier, UN spokesman for humanitarian affairs Jens Lerke assessed the situation in the republic as critical. “There is no country more affected by the virus than Yemen,” the international organization noted.

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