Coronavirus eliminated in Jordan but containment measures remain in place

Jordan

Published: 2020-06-29 19:06

Last Updated: 2020-06-29 19:15


Health Minister Saad Jaber
Health Minister Saad Jaber

Jordan has eliminated local transmission of coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, announced on Sunday evening, June 28.

Jaber declared the virus had "dried up and died" within the country as there are currently no local active cases, during an official press statement.

The Kingdom will soon move from a medium-risk status, to a low-risk status, meaning re-opening all remaining sectors currently closed and ending the curfew in place from midnight until 6am.

He added that graduation ceremonies may be able to take place in four to five months’ time.

Secretary of State for Information Amjad Adaileh said a low-risk status would allow entry to tourists from countries who meet certain criteria linked to low infection rates.

Jordan moved quickly to lockdown the country in March which has enabled it to remain in control of coronavirus.