Mahafzah: weekly two-day lockdown 'won't do us any good'

Jordan

Published: 2020-10-07 12:40

Last Updated: 2020-10-07 12:44


Mahafzah: weekly two-day lockdown 'won't do us any good'
Mahafzah: weekly two-day lockdown 'won't do us any good'

A weekly two-day total lockdown "won't do us any good" since coronavirus has already spread across the whole Kingdom, said the Former Minister of Education and Virology Professor, Azmi Mahafzah, on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister of the caretaker government, Omar Al-Razzaz, has previously said a total lockdown is not an option and would not help with controlling the coronavirus pandemic, and then the government announced a two-day total lockdown, he said.

Mahafzah expressed his surprise regarding this decision considering past experiences and the overcrowding that takes place.

He said he “never heard of any country that resorted to this [kind of] lockdown.”

National Committee for Epidemics member, Jamal Al-Ramahi, said the total lockdown was a government decision and was not recommended.

The committee continues to find ways to cope and live with the disease , and abide by preventive measures such as wearing facemasks, he added.

Ramahi expects a huge increase in the number of positive cases in the coming few months, as a result of the current COVID-19 situation in Jordan.