Government to discuss possible closure of some sectors in response to COVID-19 cases

Jordan

Published: 2020-08-11 10:48

Last Updated: 2020-08-11 11:21


Government to discuss possible closure of some sectors in response to COVID-19 cases
Government to discuss possible closure of some sectors in response to COVID-19 cases

The government will hold a meeting today, Tuesday, to discuss the possibility of closing some sectors and extending the curfew, in response to concerns of a second wave of COVID-19 in Jordan.

A total of 25 local coronavirus cases have been recorded in the Kingdom over four days, across Amman, Ajloun, Ma’an, Jerash, Irbid and Mafraq.

The Committee for the Sustainability of Work, Production and Supply Chains will also be considering the activation of electronic movement permits.

On Monday, Minister of State and Media Affairs Amjad Al-Adaileh confirmed the COVID-19 situation is under control despite an influx in local cases.

He said a lockdown and increased curfew measures result in high economic and social costs and that the government endeavours to avoid implementing either.