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Update on COVID-19 in Jordan

June 5, 2020

The country of Jordan has taken immediate action concerning COVID-19. It has responded to this crisis by having all its borders closed including airports, ports, and ground crossing gates, the exceptions being cargo flights and transport.  Jordan has had complete closure of all educational institutions and a ban on gatherings. A mandatory curfew has been set from 6 pm to 10 am, which has been enforced strictly. The reported rates of COVID-19 are lower than the neighboring countries due to these restrictions.

Jordan has outstanding medical professional capabilities for the Middle Eastern region.  It has 16,000 inpatient hospital beds, and 1600 respirators. The Jordanian healthcare system did face a shortage of testing kits for those who suspected they might have COVID-19 but was fortunate to receive 100,000 donated testing kits. This increased the country’s testing capacity. Jordan has recorded that more than 180,000 tests were used.

Testing did take place in refugees’ camps, such as the Zaatari and Azraq camps. These camps very rarely have running water and bare health care necessities to ensure proper hygiene. Hygiene kits have been provided to refugees at this time which has helped slow down the spread of COVID-19.

The currently confirmed case number in Jordan is 746 confirmed cases, 535 confirmed recoveries, and 9 confirmed deaths.

Currently, restrictions are being gradually lifted for the betterment of the society and economy.

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