Flights are being canceled globally a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the United States should prepare for the virus to arrive in the country.
Flights are being suspended in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as in Oman, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, BBC reports.
Daoud’s family is originally from Jordan and she was hoping to travel with her mother to see family. However, she’s now on the fence about whether or not to try to make the trip. She shared a video of deplorable conditions at a hospital in Jordan where coronavirus patients are being quarantined.
Should she go?
Daoud shared on her Instagram story that she planned a trip and was now unsure if it was safe to travel. “So last week in my Q & A I told you guys that my mom and I have a trip planned to Jordan next month,” Daoud explains. “And we’re thinking about maybe canceling it. There’s already been one flight that’s been quarantined.”
She continues, “And I’m going to show you the hospital where they’re holding them in because it’s really sad and it’s really awful and I don’t know what to do.”
The next video Daoud shares is shocking. She mentioned that the conditions were awful and she wasn’t kidding. A video panned a stark, dirty room that resembled more prison-like conditions than a hospital. Daoud added a question: Do we risk it and go or cancel? The overwhelming majority of Daoud’s followers suggested they cancel the trip.
Jordan is on hyper-alert
Visitors are being subjected to medical screenings before they are allowed to enter Jordan, The Times of Israel reports. “Visitors to the Hashemite kingdom will undergo chest and throat examinations as well as have their temperatures taken,” Adnan Ishaq, the ministry’s assistant secretary-general for healthcare shared on state-funded TV. Those showing symptoms are quarantined for 14 days. They will be released once they receive a negative test result.
Non-Jordanian travelers from Iran and South Korea are banned from entering the country. The ban is a “temporary precautionary measure,” the Middle East Monitor reports.
As of February 27, there have been 82,000 cases in 51 countries and regions, CNN reports. The CDC has issued travel alert threat levels for every region throughout the world. Jordan is currently at a threat level 1, which means the threat level is still at the “watch level.” Business Insider reports that Middle Eastern and Asian countries have been the most proactive at trying to reduce the virus spread.
Catch Daoud and the rest of the crew on Summer House, which airs on Wednesday at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. central on Bravo.