Coronavirus Update: The Situation in Jordan

Monday, we received the following report from Ra’ed Bahou, CNEWA’s regional director in Amman, Jordan.

In Jordan, as of Monday morning, only one inflected person is currently receiving treatment and is recovering. The total number of people quarantined as a precaution against coronavirus has risen to 70. All the quarantined arrived in Jordan from countries with coronavirus cases. 

However, the total number of people who left the quarantine after 14 days has reached 219. None of them had the virus.

Two COVID-19 quarantine sites were selected: the isolation center of Al-Bashir hospital and a hotel that was rented by the Ministry of Health in Jordan.  As for travel procedures, non-Jordanians coming from China, South Korea, Iran and Italy are prevented from entering the country.  However, Jordanians coming from these countries will be immediately quarantined as a precaution.

As for the Italian Hospital and Mother of Mercy Clinic: they are following the daily instructions of the Ministry of Health. Fortunately, none of them detected coronavirus among people they serve. Both premises are sterilized continuously to avoid any spread of any virus. The facilities distribute flyers for patients once they enter the premises; these flyers contain a definition of coronavirus, details of how it is spread from person to person, the symptoms of infection, and information about what to do if someone fears they are infected.

All staff who have direct contact with patients are wearing masks and gloves and using hand sanitizer.

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