Published: 2020-04-06 21:23
Last Updated: 2020-04-07 00:12
The government may have to impose a comprehensive curfew for more than a day to enable epidemiological investigation teams to increase the effectiveness of their work, the Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, announced today.
During a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, Adaileh said that "the health and safety of Jordanians at home and abroad are the ultimate goal, first and foremost."
"However, planes are considered one of the most major places where the infection may be transmitted and this may threaten the health of travelers, and therefore it is our duty not to rush to take a decision to bring back home all Jordanians abroad," Adaileh stated.
He confirmed that if a decision was taken in this regard, the arrivals will be subject to a mandatory 17-day quarantine.
"The number of curfew violations reported in the last 24 hours has increased to 1,036, where 558 vehicles were impounded," Adaileh said.
"The building in Al-Rashid neighborhood of Amman, where COVID-19 cases were reported, has been precautionarily isolated to enable epidemiological investigation teams to test contacts and sterilize the site," the Minister stressed.