The Covid-19 cordon in Jordan has resulted in 13 positive cases being identified after around 7,000 residents were tested during a two-day lockdown.

The city’s first neighbourhood lockdown was lifted on Monday in densely-populated Jordan, known for its old and subdivided dwellings with often ageing and poor residents. Since the early hours of Saturday, the authorities had banned entry and exit from the area the area whilst residents underwent mandatory testing.

Photo: Ben MacLeod/HKFP.

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said at a press briefing Sunday evening that the 13 individuals who tested positive, along with 20 of their close contacts, had been quarantined. “The positive rate is 0.17 per cent,” she said. “If there is such a need, obviously we do not rule out the possibility of any future operation like this.”



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