Jordan announces first coronavirus case from Italy

A Jordanian health ministry spokesman said the family were guaranteed after one of them tested positive for coronavirus. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 March 2020

Jordan announces first coronavirus case from Italy

  • Jordan announced its first case of coronavirus after a family arrived in the country from Italy
  • Medical experts are awaiting results of a suspected second case in the group

Jordan announced on Monday its first case of coronavirus after a family arrived in the country from Italy.

A Jordanian health ministry spokesman said the family were guaranteed after one of them tested positive for coronavirus.

Medical experts are awaiting results of a suspected second case in the group.


Algeria to ease coronavirus restrictions on Sunday

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Algeria to ease coronavirus restrictions on Sunday

  • The North African country has so far reported 9,831 cases of the novel coronavirus, with 681 deaths

ALGIERS: Algeria will resume some economic activities and allow a number of businesses to reopen from Sunday as part of a plan to end the coronavirus lockdown, the prime minister's office said on Thursday.
It said the government would allow the construction and public works sector to resume activity to help ease the impact of the coronavirus-linked restrictions imposed in March.
The government will also permit the reopening of businesses such as home appliances, vegetable and fruit markets, pastries and men's barbershops.
The second stage of the lockdown relaxation will start on June 14, allowing more businesses to resume, the government said, without giving details.
“The success of the plan to resume economic activity remains dependent on the ability of merchants and operators to ensure the safety of their employees and customers,” the prime minister's office said.
The North African country has so far reported 9,831 cases of the novel coronavirus, with 681 deaths.