UNHCR says it is ready to counter COVID-19 in Syrian refugee camps

Amman, United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Jordan Dominik Bartsch said Saturday that the refugee agency is ready to deal with any coronavirus cases in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. He said in a statement that five refugees from Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps have been confirmed as positive, adding that the Ministry of Health is conducting

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PM pledges to increase epidemiological investigation teams when needed

Amman, Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz said Saturday that his government values the exceptional efforts of epidemiological investigation teams and health cadres in conducting COVID-19 testing and quickly and efficiently tracking contacts with infected people, as a key link in combatting the pandemic. He said during a visit to the Ministry of Health where he chaired a meeting with Health Minister

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No students referred to investigation on normalization opinions: JU

Amman, The University of Jordan (JU) Saturday denied as “baseless” news reports on referring students at the university to investigation for expressing their opinions on normalizing ties with Israel. “Reports circulating on social media from student groups are untrue,” the JU said in a statement. “The students were referred to investigation committees on charges of insulting and defamation the university,

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2 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Karak’s Ghor As-Safi

Karak, Two new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded on Saturday in Ghor As-Safi in the southern governorate of Karak. Health Affairs Director in Karak, Ayman Tarawneh, told the Jordan New Agency (Petra) that 5034 Covid-19 samples were collected, and the results of a thousand samples were announced, indicating that the total number of infections in the governorate amounted to

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