Parliamentary Health Committee warns against reopening sports clubs, cafes

Jordan

Published: 2020-05-28 12:15

Last Updated: 2020-05-28 18:07


Parliamentary Health Committee warns against reopening sports clubs, cafes
Parliamentary Health Committee warns against reopening sports clubs, cafes

The Parliamentary Health Committee has warned of reopening cafes and sports clubs. 

The Committee explained that if cafes are opened, the hookah, which is one of the main sources of infection, will be allowed to be used. In addition, facilities at the cafes will be used, which makes it difficult to control the imposition of public safety measures.

It also said that it's difficult to play sports at the gyms while wearing face masks, adding that this would either cause health issues to the person who plays sports with the body’s need to receive large quantities of oxygen or cause the transmission of the virus among people.

In a statement, the Committee commended the Ministry of Health's recommendation to reopen mosques and churches. 

It called on worshipers to follow all instructions set by the competent authorities, especially practicing social distancing, and urged worshipers to bring their prayer rugs from home in addition to wearing face masks.

The Committee called on the Ministry of Health to issue recommendations to reopen other sectors related to the food and curative security of citizens.

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