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U.N. Steps Up COVID-19 Measures At Syrian Refugee Camps In Jordan

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-JORDAN-CAMP:U.N. steps up COVID-19 measures at Syrian refugee camps in Jordan

The U.N. refugee company is stepping up efforts to curb the unfold of COVID19 amongst tens of hundreds of Syrians in camps in Jordan after the primary circumstances have been confirmed final week, the top of the company within the nation stated on Saturday.

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  • Last Updated: September 13, 2020, 7:36 AM IST

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AMMAN: The U.N. refugee company is stepping up efforts to curb the unfold of COVID-19 amongst tens of hundreds of Syrians in camps in Jordan after the primary circumstances have been confirmed final week, the top of the company within the nation stated on Saturday.

The UNHCR confirmed three circumstances within the nation’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, Zaatari, close to the border with Syria, and two circumstances in a smaller camp, Azraq.






The infections within the two camps that home a complete of round 120,000 refugees have been the primary confirmed circumstances for the reason that pandemic was first reported within the kingdom final March.

“The developments this week have obviously been a worrying situation for all, but especially for refugees living in the camps. Crowded spaces and cramped living conditions make social distancing difficult,” stated Dominik Bartsch, the UNHCR consultant in Jordan.

The refugees who examined optimistic for COVID-19 have been despatched to an isolation space arrange by the Jordanian authorities close to the Dead Sea whereas households of these in touch with them have been quarantined contained in the camp, the U.N. company added.

Jordan’s well being ministry is, in the meantime, conducting hundreds of exams, proscribing motion out and in of the camps and coaching medical workers, Bartsch stated.

The infections within the camps come at a time when COVID-19 circumstances been rising sharply within the nation as a complete, for the reason that begin of the month.

Jordan is a serious host nation for Syrian refugees who’ve fled an nearly decade-long civil conflict of their homeland. There are about 655,000 U.N.-registered Syrian refugees within the kingdom.

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