Number of people suffer from poisoning in Jerash increases, 12 still receive treatment


Published: 2019-08-26 11:28

Last Updated: 2023-12-02 19:07

Raymon town, west of Jerash
Raymon town, west of Jerash

The number of people suffered from poisoning cases in Raymon town, west of Jerash governorate, has increased to 61 cases on Monday, August 26, 2019.

The 61 citizens suffered from high fever and diarrhea, Jerash Governor Mamoun Lawzi said, adding that 12 out of the 61 cases are still receiving treatment at Jerash Government Hospital.

Lawzi confirmed that none of the cases was classified as serious.

Earlier on Sunday, August 25, 2019, Lawzi to close down two water stations in the area, after 24 citizens suffered from poisoning.

Lawzi confirmed that the stations were closed as a precaution until the results of laboratory specimens of the cases that were admitted to hospital are available.

Later, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation / Water Authority and Yarmouk Water Company confirmed that water pumping was stopped to shops (private stations) that sell bottled water to citizens and the Ministry has nothing to do with it.

Spokesman for the Ministry, Omar Salameh stressed that all water stations operating in the Kingdom are working to provide citizens with their need of high-quality water.

Salameh affirmed that all Jerash water stations are operating and that all laboratory specimens show that water in the area is 100% drinkable.

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