'Our air, water and sea are in normal condition': Environment Minister

Jordan

Published: 2022-06-28 21:23

Last Updated: 2022-08-13 21:45


'Our air, water and sea are in normal condition': Environment Minister
'Our air, water and sea are in normal condition': Environment Minister

Tuesday, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Muawiya Al-Radaidah, said: "We have been measuring the percentage of chlorine in the air since yesterday, Monday, at every 2 km in the direction of the port of Aqaba, and all the readings were normal."

Radaidah added that "our air, water and sea are in a normal and excellent condition, and we assure the residents of Aqaba and tourists that the situation is normal."

Additionally, he denied the validity of what was being circulated regarding the existence of pollution in Aqaba, stressing that the chlorine in the air will still be measured on Wednesday as well.


Also Read: Health situation in Aqaba is good: Health Minister


Health Minister, Firas Hawari, confirmed that the health situation in Aqaba is very good, after the gas leak incident occurred in the port.

Hawari said in an exclusive interview with Roya that 50 patients are currently under treatment in Aqaba hospitals, and there are no cases on artificial respirators.

He added that two cases were transferred from Aqaba to hospitals in the capital, Amman, upon request from their families.