Published: 2020-03-26 20:21
Last Updated: 2020-03-27 12:23
The Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, has announced that 40 new coronavirus cases were recorded today in Jordan, bringing the total number of cases to 212, including the patients who recovered.
During a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, the Minister said that 26 cases were reported in Irbid governorate and 19 cases were reported in Amman.
The new cases are:
-26 people who attended the Irbid wedding party
-Two persons returned from Switzerland
-One person returned from the United Kingdom
-Four people had close contact with an infected person in the northern Hashmi (Hashmi Al Shamali) area of Amman
-Three people who had direct contact with the infected nurse who works at Al-Bashir Hospital
-One person who arrived from Saudi Arabia before the quarantine decision was announced
-Two Iraqis, one of whom returned from the United Kingdom before the quarantine decision was taken
-One case and it's still unknown how the person was infected
Jaber stressed that the sudden rise in numbers is a dangerous indicator.
The Minister urged Jordanians to stay home and to follow the instructions during this period of time until the spread of the virus becomes limited.
Jaber pointed out that "the treatment of the virus is by staying home for two weeks and this is everyone's duty."
"We have the solution and we must commit 100% to reduce the epidemic," he confirmed.
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