Jordan detects cases of more infectious Indian Covid-19 strain

SourceThe National

Jordan detected three cases of the Indian Covid-19 variant in people who had not travelled, the health minister told state-owned Al Mamlaka TV.

“Two cases were recorded in Amman and one in Zarqa in people who did not travel, which confirms that the emergence of mutated cases does not necessarily have to come from outside, but rather as a result of specific reproduction,” Minister Firas Al Hawari told Al Mamlaka TV.

Last month, Mr Al Hawari said that the some of the restrictive measures imposed by the government prior to Ramadan had significantly decreased coronavirus cases.

However, he noted that despite progress, the second more...