Khasawneh tests positive while in Egypt, official meetings cancelled

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh (Photo: Jordan News)
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh. (Photo: Ameer Khalefih/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson Faisal Al-Shboul announced that Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, while on an official visit to Egypt, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Shboul said the prime minister tested positive on Monday after presiding over the meetings of the Jordanian-Egyptian Joint High Committee alongside his Egyptian counterpart, Mustafa Madbouly.

Shboul said that, in light of this development, the prime minister’s visit program has been modified: official meetings have been canceled, including with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, during which the premier was supposed to pass on to Sisi a message from His Majesty King Abdullah.

Khasawneh will self-isolate at home, upon his return, according to the established health protocol, said Shboul.

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