According to Jordan’s Ministry of Health, Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh will be quarantined at home after one of his sons was confirmed to be infected with the Covid-19 virus, according to the state-run Petra news agency.
According to Adel Bilbeisi, the Prime Minister’s adviser on containing the Covid-19 pandemic, the quarantine will last five days and will be followed by a PCR test. Khasawneh will return to his office if the test is negative, according to the Xinhua news agency.
He went on to say that the health protocol applies to everyone in order to stop the virus from spreading and protect society.
Jordan reported 40 Covid-19 deaths and 1,920 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,033,469 and the death toll to 12,191, according to the government.
In Jordan, there are currently 62,068 active Covid-19 cases.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, 4,555 recoveries were recorded in hospitals and at home, bringing the total number of recoveries to 959,210.
The total number of people who have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is 4,266,786, with 3,854,574 receiving the second dose.