Jordan confirms new coronavirus cases, total now 18

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 confirmed six new coronavirus cases on Monday bringing the total to 18, according to the official Jordan News Agency (JNA).

Earlier in the day, the Kingdom announced a total of 15 before later announcing an additional confirmed cases.

Jordan imposed on Saturday measures to fight the outbreak, including a tighter lockdown that closes all borders and bans all incoming and outgoing flights as of Tuesday.

The central bank also announced measures to help troubled businesses and the tourism sector hit hard by the impact of the crisis.

- With Reuters

Last Update: 11:06 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06