Jordan says anti-COVID-19 measures paying off; cases still at 56

Amman: Jordanian Health Minister, Sa’ed Jabir, today stated that the robust measures the government has introduced in the past few days to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have started to pay off, expecting the caseload to go on a downward trend.

At a press conference, Jabir said the number of cases is still at 56 and that no new cases have been recorded overnight, adding that a Lebanese woman, suspected of contracting the virus, is being re-examined, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.

He also indicated that enough medical teams are deployed at hotels in Amman and in the Dead Sea region where around 5,000 people are currently quarantined. The Minister emphasised that the primary focus now is breaking the cycle of the outbreak.

Also, speaking at the daily presser was Minister of Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, who said that there are 4,829 people quarantined at hotel facilities; 3,055 in Amman and 1,837 at Dead Sea region. He assured the public that air, land, sea shipping is continuing as normal and that foodstuffs stockpile is sufficient, urging citizens to refrain from panic-buying.

Source: Bahrain News Agency