Published: 2020-05-02 19:09
Last Updated: 2021-07-28 06:56
No new coronavirus cases were recorded in Jordan today, the government has announced in a statement.
"However, a Jordanian truck driver was found infected with the virus at the Jordanian borders so that the total number of cases rises to 460, the government explained.
"A 73-year-old man died of the virus today at Prince Hamzah Hospital, bringing the total number of deaths to nine. The deceased suffered from several chronic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, and thyroid gland problems," the statement indicated.
Three recovery cases were reported today, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 370.
82, 092 random COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the Kingdom since the beginning of the crisis, with 3, 207 tests conducted today, according to the statement
A summary of the coronavirus cases in Jordan:
-Total cases: 460
-Cases confirmed today: 0
-Active cases: 62
Commenting on a media article circulating about an invention of the Jordanian Society of Genetic Engineers linked to PCR examinations, the Ministry of Health confirms the following:
The aforementioned "achievement", whose reliability has not yet been proved, is considered to be one of three component parts of the corona examination.
The Ministry of Health dealt positively with the Society's request to test the efficiency of a locally developed and alternative tool for one of the components of the PCR examination used to determine whether a person is infected with the virus or not. The Society was allowed to test samples provided that the results are evaluated in cooperation Ministry of Health experts and neutral experts. Two people from the Society experimented only ten samples and the results have not been submitted to the Ministry of Health for approval so far.
So far, the society has not submitted any formal request to the Ministry of Health or the Jordan Food and Drug Administration to approve what it developed.
The Ministry of Health is open to all initiatives that can contribute to enhancing the potential of coping with the epidemic after they are approved by official health bodies.
The government statement added that private vehicles whose plate numbers end with an odd digit are allowed to move tomorrow inside the governorates where the curfew measures were not amended and within the specified times and according to the instructions indicated in the defence orders.
Public transportation means, including taxis, large and medium-sized buses and vehicles operating through the ride-hailing applications whose plate numbers end with an odd digit are allowed to operate in all governorates, including the governorates where the curfew measures have been amended.