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Jordan confirms 16 new coronavirus cases


[5/22/2020 11:21:39 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has confirmed 16 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the crisis to 700 according to a statement issued by the government and the Ministry of Health.

The new cases are:

- Seven people returning from the United Kingdom, UAE and Canada. Three of them are quarantined in the Dead Sea area and four in hotels in Amman.

-Two truck drivers of Arab nationalities, who were tested at the Al-Omari border crossing between Jordan and Saudi Arabia and were sent back to their home countries.

-Four people who had direct contact with the infected truck driver in the Jawa area, south of Amman.

-One person who had direct contact with the Mafraq truck driver.

-Two persons in Zarqa governorate who contracted the virus from infected people who were in contact with the Mafraq truck driver.


The ministry said that 4 new COVID-19 cases recovered, taking the total number to 461 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

The ministry added that a total of 2,657 samples were tested on Friday, taking the total number of the samples to more than 159 thousand samples since the outbreak of the virus.

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