Press briefing addressing COVID-19 situation in Jordan


Published: 2020-09-21 19:15

Last Updated: 2020-09-22 09:49

Press briefing addressing COVID-19 situation in Jordan
Press briefing addressing COVID-19 situation in Jordan

Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh and Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, held a press briefing at the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management on Monday.

The press briefing talked about the COVID-19 situation in Jordan.

New health and safety measures will be implemented on al-Omari and Jaber border crossings, Adaileh said.

Buildings will no longer be isolated with securirty control, but instead people who are subjected to home quarantine will be required to stay at their houses until they are tested for COVID-19, Adaileh added.

The government has decided to start implementing home-quarantine instead of institutional-quarantine for coronavirus patients who are under the age of 18 and this decision will be implemented with strict health and safety measures, Adaileh said.

In addition, parents should sign an undertaking that the child and everyone who came into contact with him will be home-quarantined untill their COVID-19 test come out negative, Adaileh added.

However, citizens who violate the required safety measures could face imprisonment for up to three years, a fine of JD 3,000 or both, Adaileh added.

A total of 266 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Jordan on Monday, 264 of which are local cases, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis to 5,045, Jaber announced.

Two new COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Jordan on Monday, Jaber added.