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Jordan Jails Hospital Chief Over COVID-19 Deaths

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A Jordanian courtroom on Sunday sentenced to 3 years in jail the director of a state hospital over the deaths of 10 sufferers on the facility which handled coronavirus sufferers.

Abdel Razak al-Khashman and 4 aides had been convicted of “causing the deaths” on the Salt state hospital the place the sufferers died after it ran out of oxygen.

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The verdict will be appealed inside 10 days, an AFP correspondent on the courtroom mentioned.

The deaths in March sparked public anger in Jordan and led to the resignation of well being minister Nazir Obeidat.

After the tragedy King Abdullah II visited the state hospital the place a whole bunch of individuals rallied exterior to vent their wrath.

AFP

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