Jordan Bans Travel to Lebanon Over Coronavirus

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So far, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have cut to and from due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In its turn, banned flights to these two countries plus , Kuwait, Iran, China, and South Korea.

Jordan, where the first case was announced on the second of March, has now closed its sea borders with and banned to and in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

The kingdom has also suspended flights to and from , , Spain, . It reduced the number of flights and closed seaports to . It also barred overland passenger traffic from Iraq.

Even though Jordan is one of the least affected so far by the spread in the Arab countries, its government’s measures are materializing strict and bold.

Reuters

It didn’t only ban flights and travels but also suspended local and international conferences and events, and closed borders with occupied West Bank.

The Jordanian Ministry of Education has also prepared an online learning platform in case they would need to shut schools down.


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