Health Minister: Jordan confirms 8 new coronavirus cases


Published: 2020-06-14 17:42

Last Updated: 2020-06-14 18:39

Minister of Health Saad Jaber
Minister of Health Saad Jaber

The Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, has announced that eight new coronavirus cases were recorded in Jordan today, bringing the total number of cases reported since the beginning of the crisis to 961.

The new cases are:

- A citizen who has recently returned from Yemen and was quarantined in a hotel.

-Six people who contracted the virus from an infected person in Ramtha, Irbid. 

-One case in Balqa

During a press conference at the Prime Ministry building, the Minister said that four new recovery cases were reported at Prince Hamzah Hospital today, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 682.

The number of people who have so far downloaded the application has reached nearly 600,000, Jaber stated, stressing that every citizen who receives an alert via the app must head to the nearest health center to undergo the necessary examination.

The Minister reaffirmed that precautionary measures are taken by the executive authorities to close the facilities and isolate the areas that could be the cause of spreading the epidemic.

He warned that things would get worse if we don't adhere to public safety measures.