Middle East

First COVID-19 cases confirmed in Jordan camp for Syrian refugees

People who were in contact with the two infected refugees are being tested and isolated, according to the UNHCR.

The United Nations says it has confirmed two coronavirus infections in a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

They are the first cases to be detected among Syrians living in Jordan-based refugee camps, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the country said in a statement on Tuesday.

“It is a reminder that everyone has been affected by this epidemic, and solutions must be addressed through international solidarity and cooperation,” it added.

Following the positive test results on Monday evening, the two refugees were transferred from the Azraq camp to the Dead Sea Isolation Site, according to the UNHCR.

It added that isolation procedures were being implemented for all individuals who had been in contact with the two patients.

To date, the kingdom has reported 2,478 coronavirus cases and 17 related deaths. 

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