Jordan confirms 18 new COVID-19 cases, 540 in total

Jordan on Sunday confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19, bringting the total number in the country to 540.

The new cases were 12 Jordanians as contacts with a confirmed truck driver case and six non-Jordanian drivers who tested positive at the borders, according to a statement by Health Minister Saad Jaber obtained by Xinhua.

Meanwhile, two more patients recovered from the coronavirus, while 93 were still in hospitals for treatment, Jaber said.

Jordan has so far conducted more than 115,000 coronavirus tests, according to the minister.

Earlier in the day, Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said the public sector would resume work after Eid al-Fitr, a three-day religious holiday at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.