Health Ministry: No need to panic about products imported from China amid corona outbreak

Jordan

Published: 2020-01-27 10:40

Last Updated: 2020-01-27 11:02


Health Ministry: No need to panic about products imported from China amid corona outbreak
Health Ministry: No need to panic about products imported from China amid corona outbreak

During a special interview on Roya's "Nabd Al Balad" program, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health, Hadeel Al-Saeh confirmed that there is no need to panic about the novel coronavirus.

Al Saed also stressed that citizens shouldn't be concerned about the products imported from China.

She defined coronavirus as a virus that infects the respiratory system, confirming that people who suffer from the virus have flu-like symptoms.

Al Saeh added that the virus can cause pneumonia and kidney failure.

"No coronavirus cases were reported in Jordan," she confirmed.

She pointed out that all medical measures were taken, adding that all medical personnel are ready to deal with any suspected coronavirus case in the Kingdom. 

The Ministry of Health has taken all precautionary measures, which included placing thermal scanners at airports and border crossings to detect the virus and check the health conditions of people arriving from East Asian countries, she noted.

Al Saeh called on citizens traveling abroad to be exercise caution, adhere to the preventive measures, avoid close contact with people who are sick and avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals in the countries people are heading to.

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