Video: Marqab neighborhood in Marka sterilized as COVID-19 cases confirmed in the area

Jordan

Published: 2020-04-06 11:36

Last Updated: 2020-04-06 13:21


Video: Marqab neighborhood in Marka sterilized as COVID-19 cases confirmed in the area
Video: Marqab neighborhood in Marka sterilized as COVID-19 cases confirmed in the area

The competent authorities have sprayed and sterilized the Rabwah district "Al-Marqab neighborhood" in Marka, Amman, this morning.

This comes after the Head of COVID-19 Crisis Management Group Operations, Brigadier Mazen Farayah, announced yesterday that the area will be placed on complete lockdown as coronavirus cases reported there.

He explained that the lockdown aims at enabling the epidemiological investigation teams and sterilization teams to do their work.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Jordan has so far reached 345, as 22 new cases were recently confirmed, the Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, announced yesterday.

The new cases are one person who had direct contact with an infected Lebanese national, two Iraqi siblings who contracted the virus from their infected father, one person who contracted the virus from an infected father, seven people in the northern Hashmi (Hashmi Al Shamali) building in Amman, a mother who contracted the virus from her infected son at Prince Hamzah Hospital, seven people who contracted the virus from an infected father, one person who had direct contact with an infected woman in Irbid, one who had contact with two infected employees at a company, one person at a private hospital in Amman and one who had direct contact with her sister in law, the Minister said during a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management.

However, 36 recovery cases were reported yesterday, 29 of which at King Hussein University Hospital and seven at Prince Hamzah Hospital, the Minister said.

Also read: Health Minister: 22 new coronavirus cases recorded in Jordan today, total cases rise to 345

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