They are the first cases to be detected among Syrians living in Jordan-based refugee camps, the UN refugee agency in Jordan said on 8th September ‘It is a reminder that everyone has been affected by this epidemic, and solutions must be addressed through international solidarity and cooperation.’ At the time of writing the two affected refugees have been transferred from the Azraq camp to the Dead Sea Isolation Site. Testing plus isolation procedures are being implemented for all individuals who have been in contact with them. The Azraq camp is Jordan's second-largest with almost 37,000 refugees. Jordan hosts over 1.2 million Syrian refugees, including 650,000 registered with the UN. To date, the kingdom has reported 2,478 coronavirus cases and 17 related deaths.
Jordan: First COVID-19 cases in camp for Syrian refugeesWritten by Super User 11 Sep 2020
- Pray: for the virus to be contained and for God to protect the vulnerable and defenceless in closely packed, overcrowded refugee camps. (Psalm 40:17)
- More: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/covid-19-cases-confirmed-jordan-camp-syrian-refugees-200908121425186.html