Epidemics Committee: Last night's crowd in streets not in interest of epidemiological situation

Jordan

Published: 2020-05-21 12:06

Last Updated: 2020-05-21 15:20


Spokesman for the National Committee for Epidemics Nathir Obaidat
Spokesman for the National Committee for Epidemics Nathir Obaidat

Spokesman for the National Committee for Epidemics Nathir Obaidat said that the crowd witnessed in the shops and streets last night is not in "the interest of the epidemiological situation in Jordan."

In a phone call with Roya this morning, Obaidat stated that the government gave citizens the opportunity to shop last night and they had to abide by the instructions and practice social distancing.

"We understand people's need to shop before the Eid Al-Fitr break, but citizens must commit to the instructions and not to have direct contact with each other like what we saw yesterday, which may lead to the spread of the epidemic," Obaidat confirmed.

He stated that the government decided to impose a three-day comprehensive curfew due to the rise in the number of coronavirus cases recorded lately.

The spokesman urged everyone to take responsibility for maintaining public health.

Shoppers in various areas of the Kingdom flocked to stores to get their needs on commodities immediately after the government announced its decision to impose a comprehensive curfew for three consecutive days starting Thursday midnight, until Sunday midnight. 

Photos and videos circulated on social media platforms showed people crowding in the streets and shops despite the preventive and precautionary instructions issued by the relevant bodies to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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