File picture: A man wears a protective face mask as he leaves a hospital which is allocated for coronavirus patients in preparation for any possible spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sanaa. Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: Yemen on Friday reported its first case of coronavirus in a southern province, the supreme national emergency committee for COVID-19 said.

Aid groups have warned that when the virus does hit Yemen's broken healthcare system, the impact will be catastrophic.

"The first confirmed case of coronavirus has been reported in Hadramout province," the committee said on Twitter.