Jordan says two dead in prison riot after visits banned over coronavirus

A cashier wearing a face mask amid concerns over the coronavirus spread works at a mall in Amman, Jordan, March 15, 2020. (Reuters)

Two inmates have been killed in a prison riot in Jordan, the state news agency said Sunday, after family visits were banned for two weeks to tackle coronavirus.

The two died in a riot at a facility in Irbid province, the Petra news agency said.

Health minister Saad Jaber announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to seven.

Four French tourists were among the new cases, he said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54