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A senior Jordanian army officer was evacuated this evening, Wednesday, by helicopter from a Jordanian hospital to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

This was due to a deterioration in the officer's medical condition after he fell ill with coronavirus.

The evacuation was carried out using a Jordanian army transport helicopter.

In recent weeks, senior Palestinian Authority official Saeb Erekat, who contracted the coronavirus and whose condition has deteriorated rapidly, has also been hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem.