Adaileh called on Jordanians to avoid gatherings of more than 20 people
Jordan's increase in coronavirus cases 'worrying', government says
2020-08-13 | Since 5 Month
Jordan’s increase in coronavirus cases is “worrying,” however the situation remains under control, the Kingdom’s government said Thursday. Minister of State for Media affairs Amjad Al-Adaileh called on Jordanians to avoid gatherings of more than 20 people. He specifically addressed parents of high school students, who are waiting for exam results next Saturday, the state news agency PETRA reported. Al-Adaileh said those who violate instructions on gatherings in a step to avoid the spread of the virus. “Do not let your celebrations over school results turn into a setback on the epidemic level,” he said. Al-Adaileh said Jordanians are capable in two weeks, if they adhere to social distancing regulations, of restoring control over the spread of the disease and return local infection rates back to low levels. Jordan has overall seen a drop in COVID-19 cases, with new infections recorded mainly among travelers arriving from abroad. However, the Kingdom registered 25 cases of COVID-19 in the past two days, mostly at the Jaber crossing with Syria. This prompted Jordan to close its border with Syria for a week starting Thursday. Al-Adaileh said no decision has been made yet on reimposing a curfew. He added that no Jordan official wishes to return to the lockdown, which had an serious impact on the country economically, socially and emotionally.