Thursday, May 21, 2020

Jordan to impose a three-day lockdown starting today midnight as COVID infections spike in the country

The Kingdom of Jordan announces a three-day lockdown in the country starting today midnight (May 21) as they reported 23 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday, bringing the total numbers of infected people to 672. The lockdown decision came ahead of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, that can possibly lead to a community spread if groups of people get on to the streets to celebrate the religious festival. The authorities have also confirmed to fine lockdown violators across the country with a ticket anywhere between 100 to 500 Jordanian Dinars.
In light of developments in the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom, the increase in the number of Covid-19 infections significantly during the past days, the need to increase the efforts of epidemiological investigation teams, the need to limit gatherings and contact between individuals, and take the necessary measures for achieving physical distancing, said Amjad Adaileh, Minister of State for Media Affairs, Jordan.


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