Latest COVID-19 Cases Reports on Jordan and Palestine


AMMAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Tuesday reported 634 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily spike in the country so far, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 5,679.

The new cases included 627 local infections, including 273 in the capital Amman, 120 in Balqa, 92 in Zarqa, 52 in Maan, 31 in Irbid, 29 in Karak, 17 in Madaba, six in Mafraq, five in Jerash, one each in Ajloun and Tafilah, Health Minister Saad Jaber said in a statement.

The death toll from the infectious disease in Jordan stands at 33, Jaber said.

Nathir Obeidat, spokesperson of the national committee to combat COVID-19, urged citizens to play an important role in maintaining public health, while calling on monitoring institutions to ensure the public obeys the safety measures.

China has supported Jordan in its fight against the COVID-19 that started in March. On May 31, China donated a batch of medical supplies to Jordan to help combat the coronavirus. Enditem

RAMALLAH, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Tuesday recorded 557 new cases infected with the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 46,614.

Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said in a press statement that the ministry recorded five further fatalities from the new virus, raising the total number of deaths to 314.

She warned that the Palestinian territories would witness a new wave of coronavirus if the local residents did not abide by the health measures.

In the Gaza Strip, the Hamas-ruled government has recently eased the coronavirus restrictions.

The government allows big malls, supermarkets, shops of clothing and mobiles to open their doors for 12 hours a day. Besides, it allows the movement inside the governorates as long as the people abide by the health and preventive measures, according to the interior ministry of Hamas.

The unprecedented situation caused significant damage to the people of the Strip, as economic losses are estimated at hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars, according to Maher al-Tabaa, a media official at the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce in Gaza.

Al-Tabaa said that the Strip has already suffered from the worsening economic situation due to the continued Israeli blockade, adding that the new virus has exacerbated this crisis.

So far, the Gaza Health Ministry has recorded 2,445 COVID-19 cases and 17 fatalities from the new virus. Enditem