Jordan COVID-19 cases at highest daily count since pandemic began

Jordan’s caseload is now at 8,061 since the coronavirus outbreak began. (AFP file photo)
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Updated 27 September 2020

Jordan COVID-19 cases at highest daily count since pandemic began

DUBAI: Jordan reported its highest single-day coronavirus count since the pandemic began with 850 new cases on Saturday, up from 620 the previous day, with heath officials confirming most of them have been locally transmitted.

More than half of the cases were reported in Amman while some were from the Balqa governorate, Irbid, Ma’an, and Ajloun. A single case was confirmed in the southern Red Sea port of Aqaba, state news agency Petra reported.

Jordan’s caseload is now at 8,061 since the coronavirus outbreak began.

The country recently tightened restrictions on social gatherings to now include limited operating capacity of public institutions and the banning of hospital visits.

Violators of Jordan’s anti-coronavirus safety protocols face jail time between three months to a year, or a fine of up to $4,230.


Iran reports highest daily coronavirus infections since Feb

Updated 21 October 2020

Iran reports highest daily coronavirus infections since Feb

  • 312 people died from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing total fatalities to 31,346
  • It is the second consecutive day that the country has seen record figures

DUBAI: Iran’s health ministry on Wednesday reported 5,616 new coronavirus cases for the previous 24 hours, the highest daily number since February, bringing the national tally to 545,286 in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.
Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 312 people had died from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing total fatalities to 31,346.
To stem a third wave of the outbreak, authorities have urged people to avoid unnecessary trips and stay home, warning that hospitals in Tehran and some other major cities are overflowing with coronavirus patients.
On Tuesday, Health Minister Saeed Namaki appealed for more public and government support to enforce restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. Earlier this month, mask-wearing became mandatory in public in Tehran, where the government said violators would be fined. The government on Saturday extended restrictions and closures in the capital into a third week.
Authorities plan to impose similar restrictions in other cities, where the infection rates are high.