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King of Jordan on coronavirus outbreak: 'Seems that we've got things under control'

King of Jordan on coronavirus outbreak: 'Seems that we've got things under control'
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The King of Jordan said Sunday the number of coronavirus cases in the country are within the capabilities of its hospitals. 

He credited the implementation of a quarantine and random targeted coronavirus testing for keeping the number of cases down.

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"The cases that we've had in past week are under 10 people every day, we average 15 give or take on a weekly basis, so it seems that we've got things under control and within the capabilities of our medical and health establishments," King Abdullah II said on CBS's "Face the Nation." 

"But again, there's always that question out there, 'is there a gap in society that you don't know of.' So again, testing at a massive scale is how we’re relying on hopefully getting the right figures."

There are 413 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths in Jordan, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. 

Refugees, which make up for 20 percent of Jordan's population, made for additional challenges for the country to mitigate the spread. 

King Abdullah II said there is a lot of testing within refugee camps, noting there's a higher risk to do the close living conditions. 

"We sort of treat every person inside of our borders, whether you're Jordanian citizen or a refugee, in the same manner," he said.