This picture taken from the Jordanian Mafraq governate on Ocotber 15, 2018, shows the Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria (Nassib crossing on the Syrian side) on the day of its reopening. Image Credit: AFP

Amman: Jordan will close for a week its only land trade border crossing with Syria after a spike in COVID-19 cases coming from its northern neighbour, officials said on Wednesday.

They said the interior minister’s decision to close the main Jaber border crossing would come into effect on Thursday morning.