Razzaz: Jordan will not resort to total lockdown

Jordan

Published: 2020-09-16 11:26

Last Updated: 2020-09-16 14:29


Razzaz: Jordan will not resort to total lockdown
Razzaz: Jordan will not resort to total lockdown

The government will not resort to imposing a total lockdown, said the Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Wednesday.

However, this decision requires a strict adherence to health and safety measures from the citiznes, Razzaz added.

Razzaz also added Jordan is against 'herd immunity' when it comes to dealing with coronavirus.

In addition, he said "What made us in a better health situation compared to neighboring countries, is that we took proactive measures from the beginning of the pandemic."

The government has previously announced that new health restrictions will be implemented starting Thursday, September 17, which included; restaurants and cafes will not be allowed to operate, schools will switch to distant learning and suspend students' attendence for two weeks and mosques will also shut down for a period of 14 days.

"Through new measures we are trying to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases," Razzaz added.