Epidemics Committee: Mosques shut down for worshippers' non-compliance with health measures

Jordan

Published: 2020-09-24 15:38

Last Updated: 2020-09-24 15:49


Epidemics Committee: Mosques shut down for worshippers' non-compliance with health measures
Epidemics Committee: Mosques shut down for worshippers' non-compliance with health measures

Worshippers' not adhering to health and safety measures led to the closure of mosques, said the spokesperson for the National Committee for Epidemics, Nathir Obaidat, on Thursday.

However, re-assessing any decisions to open or close the mosques will be reviewed in 14 days, said Obaidat.

In addition, the Prime Minsiter, Omar Razzaz, said the government acknowledges the importance of prayer, especially on Friday, to Jordanians.

Developments to find appropriate measures for compliance with health standards in mosques and in order to open any closed sector are currently underway, Razzaz added.

Razzaz said the main responsibility in Jordan is to ensure the medical sector is working efficiently in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The government is seeking to avoid any medical emergencies or collapses and is actively attempting to minimize cases.

He added the government will do everything it can to prevent the imposing of a total lockdown, due to the effects it causes on the economy.

Measures will be taken from time to time to reduce social gatherings. The increase in cases came as a result of gatherings which have occurred during the past two weeks, Razzaz added.

In addition, Razzaz added, there is a great response from the private sector to keep their employees despite the conditions that some institutions are going through as a result of the pandemic.