Jordan's king and queen are quarantining after heir to the throne tests positive for COVID-19

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Jordan's king and queen are quarantining after heir to the throne tests positive for COVID-19
Jordanian Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
  • Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein tested positive for COVID-19, the palace said on Monday.
  • Hussein is vaccinated against COVID-19 and is showing mild symptoms.
  • The country's king and queen will self-isolate for five days as a precautionary measure.
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Jordan's King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein and Queen Rania will self-isolate for five days after the country's Crown Prince Hussein tested positive for COVID-19, the nation's palace announced Monday.

Both the king and the queen tested negative for COVID-19 and are going into quarantine for precautionary measures, Reuters reported.

The palace said Prince Hussein was vaccinated against the coronavirus and was showing "mild symptoms and is in very good health."

Over the last year, 27-year-old Hussein has been in the country's political spotlight with his father more recently, the report said.

Jordan was the center of turmoil during the spring after the country accused the king's half-brother of plotting to destabilize the country in a coup, leading to a string of arrests, Insider previously reported.

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