Yemen reported on Friday its first case of the novel coronavirus as aid groups try to brace itself against an outbreak, in a country where war has made it one of the vulnerable centuries around the globe.\r\n\r\n"The case was diagnosed in the southern oil-producing region of Hadhramout. The individual condition is stable and receiving health care. The medical teams and the authorities had taken necessary measures," the supreme national emergency committee announced on twitter.\r\n\r\nThe tweet concluded: "the spokesperson of the Supreme Emergency Committee Dr. Ali Al-Walidi will the details announce later in a press conference."\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/YSNECCOVID19\/status\/1248460614323695616\r\n\r\nA Yemeni official revealed in a press statement that the patient was a Yemeni working in the small commercial port of Ash Shihr.\r\n\r\nAuthorities ordered the closure of the port for a week for deep cleansing and instructed employees there to self-quarantine for two weeks, as well as inforcing a 12-hour nightly curfew in all Hadhramout districts starting from 6:00 pm Friday until further notice.\r\n\r\nThe news came after a nationwide ceasefire prompted by the coronavirus pandemic began Thursday.\r\n\r\nA Saudi-led coalition fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/arab-coalition-declares-two-week-ceasefire-in-yemen-due-to-covid-19\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">announced<\/a> late Wednesday a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen, for a period of two weeks, with an ability for extension, from Thursday, though the Houthis have yet to agree.\r\n\r\nYemen has been mired in violence with the Houthi movement since 2014, prompting the Saudi-led coalition to intervene. The Houthis still control Sanaa and most large urban centres. The five-year-old conflict has killed over 100,000 and pushed millions to the brink of famine.\r\n\r\nIt is worth mentioning that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11 as the new virus has rapidly spread to more people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.\r\n\r\nThe <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/lets-talk-about-covid-19\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">novel coronavirus<\/a>, which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has\u00a0<a href="https:\/\/www.worldometers.info\/coronavirus\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">infected<\/a> more than one million people and killed over 95,813 worldwide. It also hit a number of celebrities and top political figures around the world.\r\n\r\nTransmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person\u2019s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.\r\n\r\nThey can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.\r\n\r\nIt is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.\r\n\r\nSeveral Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement and travel, with the aim of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus, and some have pledged billions of dollars in economic stimulus programs to reduce the economic repercussions of the crisis.\r\n\r\nThe virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.