Jordan Under 24-Hour Lockdown as Kingdom Registers 21 New Covid-19 Cases


Twenty-one new coronavirus instances have been recorded in Jordan, bringing the entire variety of instances within the Kingdom to 299, Minister of Health Saad Jaber introduced on Thursday.

During a joint press briefing with Media Minister Amjad Adaileh held on the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management, Jaber stated that a number of members of the identical household have been among the many new instances.

The new instances included seven members of a household in Ramtha who have been contaminated by contact with a member of the family who got here from Spain and examined optimistic for the virus, in addition to 5 members of one other household who have been in touch with a member of the family who had come from France.

Among the coronavirus-hit households have been additionally 5 members of one other household who have been contaminated by the daddy of the household, and two people whose father is being handled for the virus at Prince Hamzah Hospital.

Another particular person who had come from the UK was additionally reported to be contaminated, he stated, highlighting that the affected person was amongst those that have been quarantined on the inns and have been launched three days in the past.

The minister confused that this case factors to the significance of those that left the obligatory isolation on the inns in Amman and the Dead Sea space abiding by the 14-day self-isolation at home.

The new instances additionally embrace a person who contracted the virus from individuals who already had been contaminated and attended a marriage in Irbid, he added.

Jaber additionally introduced the restoration of 9 people.

Epidemiological inspection groups carried out 1,400 coronavirus assessments in all governorates of the Kingdom, he famous.

Also throughout the briefing, which was live-streamed on Facebook, Adaileh stated that, on account of some folks’s lack of accountability and ignorance in direction of directions, “today we registered more than five times the cases reported on Wednesday”.

Highlighting the Kingdom’s efforts to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak, the minister reiterated that the approaching days are “the most decisive”, calling on residents and residents to abide by the directions issued by authorities.

Reiterating that nobody is above the legislation, Adaileh stated that each one paper permits at the moment are invalid, stressing that investigations associated to the abuse of curfew passes and solid permits are ongoing.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz has chaired quite a lot of intensive conferences to debate the financial challenges posed by the coronavirus and the measures the federal government will take to alleviate burdens on the affected sectors, he stated.

The Ministry of Social Development reported that round 210,000 households up to now have been affected financially by the curfew imposed as a precautionary measure to fight the pandemic, he stated.

He additionally reiterated {that a} 24-hour lockdown involving the closure of permitted business shops and institutions and a ban on folks’s motion throughout the Kingdom will go into impact at midnight, stressing that solely medics from the private and non-private sectors are exempted.

Adaileh confused that any violators of the lockdown will probably be held accountable, noting that there are “no exceptions” for every other sectors.

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