As many as 18 new coronavirus fatalities raised the death toll in Jordan to 255, the Health Ministry said Tuesday.

A total of 2,054 additional infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the beginning of the pandemic, pushed the count to 28,127, according to a statement.

More than 6,766 patients have recovered.

Government spokesman Ali Al Ayed said Jordan will impose a two-day curfew beginning from Friday to stem the spread of the virus.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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