WORLD Jordanian returns from Italy with COVID-19, first case confirmed

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Jordanian returns from Italy with COVID-19, first case confirmed

By Zhou Zhou | People's Daily app

09:04, March 03, 2020

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Cairo(People’s Daily)- Jordan health officials confirmed the country’s first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday, a Jordanian news agency reported.

During a press briefing, Jordan’s Health Minister Saad Jaber said the victim was returning from Italy and placed under quarantine several days ago.

The Jordanian national underwent tests after revealing virus-like symptoms.

The patient remains in quarantine and under hospital supervision by a specialized medical team, Jaber said, adding that if over 20 COVID-19 cases are reported, then schools will be ordered to close and public gatherings will be banned. 

 


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