Health Ministry: 11 people recently arrived in Jordan quarantined as precaution


Published: 2020-03-02 09:45

Last Updated: 2020-03-02 10:34


The Ministry of Health announced on Sunday, March 1, that 11 people have been recently quarantined after they arrived in Jordan from countries with coronavirus cases.

In its daily brief, the Ministry confirmed that no corona cases are registered in the Kingdom so far.

The Ministry stated that the total number of quarantined people has reached 43. However, 204 people left isolation after they were quarantined for 14 days.

All the suspected cases were transferred last night from the Epidemic Diseases Center (Isolation Center) of Al -Bashir Hospital to a hotel rented as a quarantine, in order to make sure that they are not infected with the virus.

The hotel is completely medically isolated and supplied with the necessary medical staff.

"The costs of staying at the hotel will be covered by the Health Ministry," the Ministry stressed. 

It confirmed that non-Jordanians coming from China, South Korea, Iran and Italy are prevented from entering the Kingdom.

The Ministry has called on people not to directly contact with people who have the symptoms of the virus, which include, cough, sneezing, fever, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. It also urged people to regularly wash their hands with soap and water and cover their mouth and nose when sneezing.

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Health Ministry: No coronavirus cases in Jordan so far