Jordan laments deaths and more Covid cases

Jordan said it was going through a “sensitive stage” as the numbers of COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise.

Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs Sakher Dudin said the government will announce a series of measures next week to alleviate financial burdens on citizens caused by the pandemic.

He said the government will spare no effort to mitigate citizens’ woes and overcome this “sensitive” stage that Jordan is going through as a result of the pandemic’s repercussions and economic impacts on all sectors, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

“Jordan is facing a very critical pandemic curve but the government is working by all means in order to reach a safe summer, aimed to reopen sectors and gradually return to normal life,” he said.

The minister called on the public to register to take the COVID-19 vaccine and to keep physical distancing and wear masks.

On Wednesday, Jordan reported 104 COVID-19 deaths and 9,130 new cases, increasing the death toll from the virus to 6,181 and the caseload to 562,857, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

It added that there are currently 100,488 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.