The COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold hardship on many sectors of the economy but none had both the onus of protecting and aiding the communities they serve and turning away “customers” as did the healthcare industry. Hospitals are the frontline for fighting the coronavirus and COVID-19 and the staff, doctors and nurses, management and all the personnel that keep them running are exposed to the virus while fighting for their patients. Elective procedures have been postponed so vulnerable patients wouldn’t have unnecessary exposure to the virus; this in turn has lowered the income at many hospitals at the same time that costs for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic rise.

After five years of conflict, the poorest of the nations of the Middle East, Yemen, has somewhat stabilized. The official government, headed by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, fought rebels backed by the UAE (United Arab Emirates) that had, at one time, seized major parts of the southern Governorate of Aden.

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