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People shop in a mall amid concerns over the coronavirus spread in Amman, Jordan, March 15, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Amman: Two inmates have been killed in a prison riot in Jordan, the state news agency said Sunday, after family visits were banned for two weeks to tackle coronavirus.

The two died in a riot at a facility in Irbid province, the Petra news agency said.

Health minister Saad Jaber announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to seven.

Four French tourists were among the new cases, he said.

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