Medical staff heads to Attarat to check on Chinese workers' health conditions

Jordan

Published: 2020-01-27 13:20

Last Updated: 2020-01-27 13:34


Medical staff heads to Attarat to check on Chinese workers' health conditions
Medical staff heads to Attarat to check on Chinese workers' health conditions

A specialized medical team headed today to Al-Attarat area, south Jordan, to make medical checkups on a number of Chinese employees working at Attarat Power Company, according to the Minister of Health, Saad Jaber.

The minister said in a statement to Roya that after receiving a detailed medical report on the health statuses of Chinese workers who have recently arrived in Jordan from Wuhan, China, the Ministry will exert efforts to prevent the virus from spreading in the Kingdom by imposing a quarantine on Chinese workers.

The minister confirmed that the number of Chinese workers is unknown.

Attarat Power Plant is an oil shale-fueled power plant under construction in the Attarat Um Ghudran area, 50 kilometers (31 mi) east of Al Qatranah in Jordan.

The project is developed by the Attarat Power Company (APCO).

The deadly virus has first emerged in Wuhan before spreading worldwide.

The coronavirus death toll has risen to 80, with more than 2,700 people infected.

Read more: Jordanians returning from China to face two-week observation