Jordan’s Covid-19 Cases Spike to 172 as ‘Planned’ Curfew is Maintained


Jordan on Wednesday registered 19 new coronavirus circumstances, rising the full variety of confirmed circumstances within the Kingdom to 172, in line with Health Minister Saad Jaber.

Speaking throughout a joint press briefing with Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tareq Hammouri and Minister of Agriculture Ibrahim Shahahdeh on the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management, Jaber stated that the brand new circumstances embrace 5 people who had been involved with individuals who had already been contaminated and attended a marriage in Irbid.

Another eight of the brand new circumstances had interacted with contaminated folks and 4 with a nurse working at Al Bashir Hospital.

One Iraqi resident who acquired visitors arriving from Iraq contracted the virus, along with a Jordanian who arrived within the Kingdom from Switzerland on March 11, Jaber famous.

The minister referred to as on residents to abide by the federal government’s procedures to include the pandemic and to help in defending the security of the general public.

For his half, Adaileh stated that the federal government won’t tolerate any violations of the curfew, as any one who is detected violating the curfew will likely be fined JD100, and in the event that they repeat the violation, the fantastic will likely be doubled and the violator will likely be referred to safety entities.

As for home supply, Adaileh stated that the federal government has determined to delay this service to present the National Epidemic Committee time to debate it, with the goal of guaranteeing security procedures and curbing an infection.

Hammouri highlighted a number of ministerial subject visits to governorates to test on the buying course of, throughout which the groups famous the final dedication of retailers to security procedures and of residents who queued in traces and maintained distance between one another.

Authorities closed greater than 20 retailers nationwide for violating public security measures, calling on institutions to abide by worth ceilings to keep away from closure, the minister stated, assuring the general public that the Kingdom has plentiful reserves of primary commodities.

Shahahdeh famous that the Agriculture Ministry has began receiving produce from farmers who, for his or her half, have proven dedication to security requirements and operated with a minimal variety of staff.

The minister identified that marketson Wednesday acquired greater than 2,000 tonnes of greens, 1,000 tonnes of poultry, 1,000 tonnes of yoghurt and cheese and portions of eggs which are ample for 2 days.