Five COVID-19 cases recorded in Kingdom Monday

Five COVID-19 infections were recorded in the Kingdom Monday, non of which had been locally transmitted, bringing the caseload to 1,223, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).


A release issued by the Prime Ministry and the MoH noted that the five newly registered infections are for patients who had come from Bahrain, Syria and Saudi Arabia, 2, 2 and 1 respectively, all of whom have been staying in quarantine hotels.


Four patents recovered and up to 6,066 tests were taken today, bringing the total number of tests conducted since the beginning of the outbreak in the country to some 520,000.


The MoH announced that it will stop recording cases of non Jordanian truck drivers who test positive at the borders as only patients who are admitted to the Kingdom’s hospitals will be counted and added to the caseload. It highlighted that the number of total infections will be adjusted accordingly Tuesday.


The MoH warned against violating the defense orders issued to curb the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by the novel and highly contagious coronavirus, chief of which is holding gatherings of more than 20 people. It said that people should adhere to social distancing and safety measures in light of vertiginous increase in the numbers of cases worldwide.


It underlined the importance of downloading the “Aman” and “Sehtak” apps that have been developed to detect possible COVID-19 cases and provide users with breakthroughs and up-to-date information about the disease.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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