Two buildings in Irbid placed on complete lockdown after COVID-19 cases recorded there

Jordan

Published: 2020-05-08 00:55

Last Updated: 2021-03-01 20:01


From the scene
From the scene

Two buildings in Irbid governorate have been placed on complete lockdown on Thursday evening, May 7, after new coronavirus cases were reported there, according to a decision taken by the Executive Committee of the Crisis Management Cell in Irbid, headed by Governor Radwan Otoum.

One of the isolated buildings is located in the southern neighborhood of Irbid, where two people tested positive for the virus after having direct contact with the infected truck driver who lives in the Al-Khanaseri town in Mafraq governorate.

The other building is located in the Huwwarah town, as five cases who had contact with the driver were confirmed. One of these cases is from the Al-Khanaseri town, but currently lives with his relatives in Huwwarah.

The military and security services started implementing the isolation measures on the two buildings shortly before, and began deploying stations and control points near the two buildings.

Otoum said that all military and security arrangements have been made to implement the complete isolation on the two buildings, as they will be subject to intensive visits by the epidemiological inspection teams.

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