Jordan's crown prince contracts the coronavirus

King Abdullah and Queen Rania will be subject to a precautionary home quarantine

  
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (C) poses for a group photo with Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) and Crown Prince Hussein (L) as he arrives for a meeting with them at the Royal Palace, Jordan August 8, 2018. Khalil Mazraawi/Pool via REUTERS

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (C) poses for a group photo with Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) and Crown Prince Hussein (L) as he arrives for a meeting with them at the Royal Palace, Jordan August 8, 2018. Khalil Mazraawi/Pool via REUTERS

CAIRO- Jordan said on Monday that Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah had contracted coronavirus.

"His Highness Prince Hussein, who had received the vaccine against the coronavirus, showed mild symptoms and is in very good health," the Royal Court said in a statement.

King Abdullah and Queen Rania will be subject to a precautionary home quarantine for a period of five days. The results of their COVID-19 tests came back negative.

(Reporting by Ahmad Elhamy; Editing by Hugh Lawson) ((ahmad.elhamy@thomsonreuters.com; +201023399104; Reuters Messaging: ahmad.elhamy.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))


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