Jordan confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, 8 recoveries

Jordan

Published: 2020-05-25 18:11

Last Updated: 2020-05-26 00:59


Jordan confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, 8 recoveries
Jordan confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, 8 recoveries

Jordan has confirmed three new coronavirus cases today, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the crisis to 711 according to a statement issued by the government and the Ministry of Health.

The new cases are two Jordanian truck drivers who were tested at the Al-Omari border crossing between Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and a citizen who returned from the United Arab Emirates and have been quarantined at a hotel in Amman.

Eight recovery case was reported today, including three at Prince Hamzah Hospital three at King Abdullah University Hospital and two at Queen Alia Military Hospital.

A total of 1,936 random tests were conducted today, bringing the total number of tests conducted since the beginning of the crisis to 165,109.

In the statement, the government confirmed that the work hours for the public sector employees will be from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm starting Tuesday, May 26, and work will be resumed based on the guidelines distributed earlier to the Ministeries and public institutions.

It added that the priority will always be for the employees residing in the same governorate in which the government department is located, and in case more employees from other governorates were required, permits will be issued to them through the minister or the competent authority.

Regarding the employees who live in the governorates where the even-odd license plate policy is applied, and whose work nature requires them to go to work every day, permits will be issued to them through the minister or the competent authority.