Government decides to place Irbid governorate on complete lockdown


Published: 2020-03-26 20:48

Last Updated: 2020-03-26 21:01

During the press briefing
During the press briefing

The government has decided this evening to completely isolate Irbid governorate, north of Jordan, as a high number of coronavirus cases were confirmed in the city.

During a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, the Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, said that Qasabet Irbid village and the surrounding villages will be isolated from the rest of the villages in the governorate.

He confirmed that services will be delivered to the isolated areas.

"Despite the rise in the number of corona cases in Irbid, the situation there is still under control," Adaileh stressed.

He confirmed that the epidemiological investigation teams were reinforced with the necessary medical equipment and personnel to confront the spread of the epidemic in the governorate.

He called on citizens who had close contact with patients who were announced or had heard of suspected cases, to go immediately to the nearest hospital to undergo the necessary medical examination, stressing that and the hospitals in Irbid governorate are ready to receive them.

Adaileh reiterated that the groceries and minimarkets that were allowed to open will be available seven days a week, including Fridays and Saturdays, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

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