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The Case of Jordan: A COVID-19 Response From Next Door

May 21, 2020
Jordan’s iconic Petra. Photo courtesy of Berthold Werner.

While the world struggles with record numbers of new daily COVID-19 infections, and commentators from all corners of the globe spar over the responsible way to impede the spread of the pandemic, data provided by a number of sources allows us to see different countries’ responses to the threat of Coronavirus. The focus has been on large countries with high numbers of cases, whose situation was widely reported on in international news, eclipsing coverage of countries much closer to home. Despite being one tenth of its size, there are many social, cultural, economic, and demographic similarities between Jordan and Egypt. And among several others, Jordan is a country whose measures against the pandemic have yielded a low number of deaths, decreasing new cases, and a high rate of recovery. Jordan’s Statistics Jordan is among the states that have, through a number of measures, succeeded in seeing a flattening of its COVID-19 curve. Since March 2, when its very first case was recorded, Jordan has identified and recorded a total of 672 cases and only 9 deaths. To make sense of these numbers within the context of Jordan’s population of 10.2…

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