Countries around the world disinfect to counter spread of coronavirus | AFP

From Baghdad to New Delhi, Petra and Rome, countries are trying to counter the spread of the new coronavirus by disinfecting public places as much as possible.

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Disinfection of Jordan’s archeological city of Petra to fight virus | AFP

Health workers disinfect the ancient Khaznah (treasury) monument carved in a rock cliff, in Jordan’s archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman, amidst efforts against the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus disease. IMAGES

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Petra celebrates one million visitors in 2019 | AFP

The ancient city of Petra marks one million tourists to visit Jordan’s archaeological site this year, one of the Seven Wonder’s of the world. The kingdom, which shares borders with conflict-torn Syria and Iraq, has been working hard to revive its tourism industry and to bring the annual arrivals of holiday-makers to seven million by 2020.

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Petra celebrates one million visitors to the archaeological site | AFP

The ancient city of Petra marks one million tourists to visit Jordan’s archaeological site, one of the Seven Wonder’s of the world. The kingdom, which shares borders with conflict-torn Syria and Iraq, has been working hard to revive its tourism industry and to bring the annual arrivals of holiday-makers to seven million by 2020.

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UNESCO’s World Heritage list includes over 1,000 sites, monuments and natural phenomena that are of “outstanding universal value” to humankind. It includes treasures such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Taj Mahal in India, and the rock-carved city of Petra in modern-day Jordan.VIDEOGRAPHIC