Jordan Eases Curfew Restrictions By Allowing People to Walk to Local Shops


To make sure that the general public has protected entry to meals and first commodities amid the Kingdom’s battle towards the unfold of COVID-19, the federal government on Tuesday determined to permit small outlets and markets to renew work from 10am till 6pm as of Wednesday.

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Omar Razzaz, throughout a press briefing on the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management, stated that any crowding or abuses will result in closing the outlets once more, warning towards behaviour like shoving or pushing.

The public can stroll on the streets to go to the outlets, however are prohibited from utilizing their automobiles, besides for individuals who have permits, he stated, highlighting the significance of maintaining social distance to keep away from any contact that might result in an infection.

The premier reiterated that the choice consists of small neighbourhood meals outlets, grocery shops, pharmacies and consuming water outlets, which will probably be opened after guaranteeing their preparedness and the supply of commodities.

These companies will keep open offered that each one events concerned abide by the federal government’s laws, Razzaz stated.

Only these whose ages vary from 16-60 years are permitted to go to the outlets, he famous.

To keep away from crowding, the federal government additionally determined to offer malls and comfort shops the inexperienced mild to ship foodstuffs and first commodities as of Thursday, he stated, stressing that residents “are not allowed to visit these centres themselves”.

Commenting on behaviour “inconsistent with all health standards” that was witnessed in the course of the distribution of bread on Tuesday, the premier urged the general public to abide by laws.

“Citizens’ lives are at stake, and the government will not show leniency in this regard,” he stated, warning towards any violation of laws throughout purchasing.

If crowding is reported at any outlets, authorities will shut them down on Wednesday, Razzaz pressured: “The responsibility is on the shop owner and the public. We are counting on your awareness.”

“Curfew in our safe country is out of the ordinary and imposes psychological effects on Jordanians, who are not familiar with such conditions,” he stated, including: “We must scale up our efforts to protect ourselves from this epidemic.”

Preventative measures won’t succeed with out public cooperation and adherence to directions, Razzaz pressured, noting that this new choice comes underneath Defence Order No.2.

He added {that a} complete plan and timetable have been established to safe primary must the general public.