Jordan To Close Border Crossing With Syria As COVID-19 Cases Rise

AMMAN, Aug 13 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordan decided to close the Jaber border crossing with Syria for one week, as of today, after an increase of local COVID-19 cases.

Jordanian Interior Minister, Salameh Hammad, said, the decision was taken, upon recommendation from the health authorities.

Jordan witnessed a rise in the number of locally-transmitted cases, with the majority of them registered at the northern border crossing with Syria, the agency reported.

A total of 20 cases were registered on Wednesday, of whom 16 are local infections, said Health Minister, Saad Jaber, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,303.

Jordan’s Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, directed related authorities to improve health measures at the border crossings with Saudi Arabia and Iraq, vowing immediate measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.– NNN-PETRA