Jordan’s PM tests positive for COVID while in Egypt

February 21, 2022 GMT
FILE - Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh speaks during a press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dec. 9, 2021. Al-Khasawneh tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, with no visible symptom, while he was in Cairo, heading his country’s delegation in cooperation talks with Egyptian officials. The office of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egyptian officials who were in contact with the Jordanian premier tested negative for the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
FILE - Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh speaks during a press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dec. 9, 2021. Al-Khasawneh tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, with no visible symptom, while he was in Cairo, heading his country’s delegation in cooperation talks with Egyptian officials. The office of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egyptian officials who were in contact with the Jordanian premier tested negative for the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
FILE - Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh speaks during a press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dec. 9, 2021. Al-Khasawneh tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, with no visible symptom, while he was in Cairo, heading his country’s delegation in cooperation talks with Egyptian officials. The office of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egyptian officials who were in contact with the Jordanian premier tested negative for the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
FILE - Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh speaks during a press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dec. 9, 2021. Al-Khasawneh tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, with no visible symptom, while he was in Cairo, heading his country’s delegation in cooperation talks with Egyptian officials. The office of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egyptian officials who were in contact with the Jordanian premier tested negative for the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
FILE - Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh speaks during a press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dec. 9, 2021. Al-Khasawneh tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, with no visible symptom, while he was in Cairo, heading his country’s delegation in cooperation talks with Egyptian officials. The office of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egyptian officials who were in contact with the Jordanian premier tested negative for the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

CAIRO (AP) — Jordan’s Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh tested positive for the coronavirus Monday with no visible symptoms, a government spokesman said.

Al-Khasawneh’s diagnosis came while he was in Cairo, heading his country’s delegation in cooperation talks with Egyptian officials. He arrived in the North African country Thursday.

Faisal Shboul, Jordan’s government spokesman, said al-Khasawneh’s meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Monday was canceled, and that the prime minister will be isolated upon his return to Amman.

The office of Egypt Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egyptian officials who were in contact with the Jordanian premier have tested negative to the COVID-19.