The United Nations company for refugees has confirmed two coronavirus circumstances within the crowded Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The Azraq camp is house to some 36,000 Syrians displaced by the nation’s civil conflict. The 2 sufferers have been transferred to quarantine amenities and their neighbors have been remoted as extra testing is carried out, the UNHCR stated on Tuesday.

These are the primary infections to be detected amongst Syrians dwelling in refugee camps in Jordan, the place greater than 100,000 displaced Syrians are stationed. One other camp, Zaatari, homes some 76,000 individuals.

“That is the primary confirmed case of coronavirus in refugee camps in Jordan,” the UNHCR stated in an announcement. “It’s a reminder that everybody has been affected by this epidemic,” the company famous. “Options should be addressed via worldwide solidarity and cooperation.”



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Jordan hosts a complete of greater than 650,000 Syrian refugees. The nation has seen nearly a doubling of circumstances within the final month, to a complete of two,161 together with 15 deaths, Reuters stated. The determine is a a lot smaller identified toll than in lots of different Center East nations, however authorities stay anxious a couple of extreme outbreak.

Almost two million Jordanian youngsters returned to highschool on September 1 after a 5 month-absence. Nevertheless, educating was suspended in some areas on account of a spike in Covid-19 circumstances. In some neighborhoods of the capital, Amman, a number of colleges for Palestinian refugees and state colleges had been closed after circumstances doubled there in latest days.

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