Next four days crucial in determining if lockdown is necessary in Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2020-08-13 10:46

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 13:20


Next four days crucial in determining if lockdown is necessary in Jordan
Next four days crucial in determining if lockdown is necessary in Jordan

The next four days will be crucial in determining whether the country faces being plunged into a second lockdown, the government has announced.

Jordan has recorded more than 10 local cases for the previous three days. If it records more than 10 cases for seven consecutive days, drastic action may be needed.

Statistics from the Jordanian Ministry of Health show the last day in which no local COVID-19 cases were recorded was August 6.

Thereafter, the number of recorded cases began rising as follows:

  • One local case was recorded on Friday,
  • Four local cases were recorded on Saturday,
  • Five local cases were recorded on Sunday,
  • 14 local cases were recorded on Monday,
  • 13 local cases were recorded on Tuesday,
  • 16 local cases were recorded on Wednesday.

A total of 53 local cases were recorded within the past six days which pushed the government to reactivate Defence Order 11, to reimplement a number of health and safety measures. It also closed the Jaber Border Crossing into Syria, and is reviewing protocols and measures taken at the border crossings with Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria to monitor and control local cases of the coronavirus.

The sudden increase in the number of local cases raised concern among Jordanians as to whether a new risk-level will be reached; resulting in the imposition of stricter measures to confront the pandemic.