Jordanian armed forces deployed their army to counter the Corona virus
The Jordanian army announced, on Tuesday 17 March 2020, that it will deploy its forces to the entrances and exits of cities throughout the Kingdom, as part of the government's measures to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, in conjunction with the registration of dozens of new infections in the country, and in the first such action taken by an Arab country .
The website of the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces issued Statement No. 1 in which it said that “The General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces - The Arab Army, calls on fellow citizens and sisters that the armed forces will be present at the entrances and exits of cities throughout the country.”
The statement also called on Jordanians to "follow all instructions issued by the units deployed at the entrances and exits of cities and governorates in all parts of the country."
The Jordanian Army also issued Statement No. 2, in which it said that "all pathological reviews of hospitals and military medical centers in all parts of the country will be suspended except for emergency cases, in the framework of the preventive measures taken to protect against the Corona virus."
The army's decisions come as Jordan announced on Tuesday that it had recorded 5 new infections with the Coruna virus, raising the total number to 34 people.
Later, Mahmoud Zureikat, director of the Al-Bashir Hospital in the capital Amman, announced that a nurse was injured, coming from Palestine 5 days ago.
Before the five new injuries were recorded, the last official death toll in the kingdom on Monday evening was 29.
Corona virus in the world:
As of Tuesday morning, Corona afflicted nearly 183,000 in 162 countries and territories, of whom more than 7,000 had died, most of them in China, Italy, Iran, Spain, South Korea, Germany, France and the United States.
On March 11, the World Health Organization classified the "pandemic", a scientific term more severe and widespread than the "global epidemic", symbolizing the international spread of the virus and not confining it to one country.
The spread of the disease on a global scale has forced many countries to close their borders, suspend flights, cancel many events, and prevent gatherings, including Friday prayers and groups.