Coronavirus: Jordan bans travel to Lebanon, Syria, closes sea ports to Egypt

Medical staff wear protective gear before checking passengers with thermal scanners for coronavirus symptoms, at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, March 4, 2020. (Reuters)

Jordan banned on Tuesday travel to Lebanon and Syria, closed its sea ports to Egypt, and barred overland passenger traffic from Iraq, due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, according to the minister of health.

The minister of health, Saad Jaber, also said that the country will be banning entry of travelers from Germany, Spain and France starting from next Monday.

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Jordan will not be suspending schools and universities at this stage, Jaber added.

 

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