Published: 2020-08-10 13:24
Last Updated: 2020-08-10 14:31
New local COVID-19 cases have been recorded, prompting Jordanians to question whether the second wave of coronavirus has begun in Jordan.
Concerns have been raised after the government announced the activation of defence order number 11, which calls for the wearing of facemasks and social distancing, due to the increase in the number of local cases.
Wandering through the streets of the Kingdom, it is clear there is a drop in the number of people who adhere to public safety measures, despite Jordan still being in the moderate risk stage.
Returning to partial or total lockdown will have an impact on the economy, which is still recovering from the previous lockdown.
After five months since the beginning of initial lockdown measures, and with the upcoming parliamentary elections and new academic year, Jordan is about to be tested on its ability to maintain the stability of its COVID-19 situation and avoid the implications of a second wave of the virus.