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War-torn Yemen gears up for coronavirus battle

A rush to make face masks to prepare for coronavirus in a country where healthcare system has been ravaged by war.

In Yemen’s capital Sanaa, a factory has opened to make medical masks in a bid to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus.

The country has not yet been hit, but with a healthcare system that has been decimated by years of war, people are not taking any chances.

Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports.