Published: 2020-05-12 00:22
Last Updated: 2020-05-12 10:24
Roya News English took a poll on Facebook to find out whether Jordanians and foreigners believe that the government should impose a comprehensive curfew during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday or not, in light of the coronavirus crisis which is sweeping the country and the whole world.
The majority of our respondents, 84%, were in favor of the idea that the government should impose a total curfew during the Eid break because they thought it would prevent people from visiting each other and holding gatherings which would pose a great risk to people's lives and health.
"It's better to be safe than risking lives. And there will be a lot of time to celebrate it. Let's just be all safe and be cautious. It will end. Inshallah," Sheila Tolones commented.
"Yes, The Jordan government should impose that curfew during Eid Fitr. We must be careful any movement since it increases the number of cases. Better to celebrate at home safety than take a risk.. May Allah protect us all Aameen," one of our respondents said.
Diana Bautista strongly voted "yes", saying "Big yes for safety of the country. Accepting visitors you never know if someone is having the virus. Better to have totally curfew during the eid. Life still not okay from this pandemic. May God heal the whole world..For having curfew 72 hours or during the eid is for the safety of everybody."
Caroline Foley believed that imposing a curfew is good for our safety, suggesting that people can wish each other a happy Eid over the phone.
Alice Avila thinks that Eid can be celebrated as long as we're with our loved ones even if we were at home.
Hannah Mae Bribon suggested that the government should impose a curfew for a whole week, stressing that safety comes first and Eid can be celebrated on any other day.
However, Bianca Mura believed that it's unnecessary for the government to impose a comprehensive curfew during the Eid holiday, saying that the Eid is very important for people to celebrate it.
"They should open for certain time, life is more important," one of our respondents posted.
Just a few hours after we conducted the poll, the government announced that it decided to ban the use of vehicles on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, as people can only move on foot.
As for the second and third days of Eid, people will be permitted to use their vehicles, yet residents of Amman, Zarqa and Balqa have to commit to the even-odd license plate policy and the policies set before for the use of vehicles.
The Eid Al-Fitr holiday will start on Saturday morning, May 23, and end on Monday evening, May 25.