Third day of the curfew: Empty streets, no violations reported so far


Published: 2020-03-23 10:09

Last Updated: 2020-03-23 11:23

Third day of the curfew: Empty streets, no violations reported so far
Third day of the curfew: Empty streets, no violations reported so far
Roya News Source

Monday, March 23, is the third day of the curfew that the government imposed in Jordan as part of its measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Curfew violations

So far, no violations were reported since this morning. However, at least 693 people have been arrested on the second day of the curfew, while 392 violators were arrested on the first day.

Spokesman for the Public Security Directorate (PSD) said the violators will be detained inside King Talal School in Zarqa governorate and Hassa Secondary School for Military Culture, in coordination with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF).

There will be no leniency with regard to the implementation of the Defence Order No. 2, the official affirmed, adding that whoever violates the curfew instructions will be apprehended and all necessary measures will be taken in this regard.

The police official also called on people to abide by the curfew instructions and stay home as they are subject to legal liability.

A rise in the number of corona cases in Jordan

The coronavirus caseload has so far reached 112, with 13 new cases recorded yesterday, the Minister of Health, Saad Jaber announced during a press briefing this evening.

The 13 new cases are:

-A 19-year-old citizen who returned from the United Kingdom on March 15

-Four people who had direct contact with people infected after they attended a wedding in Irbid

-An Iraqi girl, who had direct contact with her infected father

-Six people who had direct contact with an infected nurse. Among the six people is an 83-year-old woman whose health condition ranges between moderate to critical

-A case that is still being examined to know the case of the infection

Minister Jaber confirmed that 34 infected people have been taken to the quarantine center at Prince Hamzah Public Hospital.

On the infected citizen who tested negative in Irbid, Jaber said that he will be out in "home quarantine", explaining that "we all should commit to home quarantine."

He said that a Royal Jordanian airplane will head tomorrow to Singapore to reinforce the Kingdom's balance of medical examinations, as 21, 000 medical examinations and some necessary materials will be brought.