Jordan’s ban on monkey import continues

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AMMAN — A ban on monkey imports in effect in the past few years will continue, especially in light of the spread of the monkeypox virus, Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson Lawrence Al-Majali said.اضافة اعلان

Al-Mamlaka TV said Majali asserted that the suspended imports “has been going on for years”.

“We stress that we will continue to follow up on the information and updates about this virus”, Majali said.

On Sunday, the Jordanian National Center for Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Control discussed the epidemiological situation related to monkeypox, which was detected in 12 European countries, Australia, Canada, and the US.

Jordan has not announced any infection with the virus so far.

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