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8 virus cases recorded Monday


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — Eight COVID-19 cases, all from abroad, were recorded in the Kingdom on Monday, increasing the caseload to 1,176, according to the government.
The new cases comprised five arrivals to the Kingdom — two from Saudi Arabia, one from Syria and one from the US — who have been in quarantine at designated hotels.
Among the new cases were four Jordanian truck drivers who tested positive at the Omari border crossing, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.
No recovered cases were recorded on Monday, according to the statement.
A total of 6,281 virus tests were conducted on Monday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the beginning of the crisis to 571,390, according to the statement.
Amid the resurgence of the epidemic in various countries, the Health Ministry has warned against any practices that violate public health and safety, notably those related to gatherings that exceed 20 people.
The ministry called on the public to abide by precautionary measures, mainly wearing face masks and maintaining physical distancing.
The ministry also highlighted the need for using “Aman” (Safety) application, which alerts users if they come into contact with a person infected with the virus, and “Sahtak” (your health) application for smartphones, which provides users with the latest information and news related to the COVID-19 disease, in addition to guidelines and warnings pertaining to the Kingdom’s epidemiological status.

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