Jordan reported its first fatality from the coronavirus Saturday when a female patient, 83, died, the head of Prince Hamza Hospital in Amman, Abdulaziz al-Khashman, said, according to the nation’s official news agency, Petra
Al-Khashman said the victim had a chronic disease.
Official figures show cases of the virus in Jordan have reached 235.
Government spokesman Amjad Al Adailah said a nationwide curfew to stem the spread of the virus began March 21.
After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the virus known as COVID-19 has spread to at least 175 countries and regions.
The number of confirmed cases