Total lockdown after elections until November 14: Khasawneh

Jordan

Published: 2020-11-01 18:19

Last Updated: 2020-11-02 10:16


Total lockdown after elections until November 14: Khasawneh
Total lockdown after elections until November 14: Khasawneh

Total lockdown to start as soon as the results of the parliamentary elections are announced and until 6 am Saturday (November 15), said Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh during a press conference at the Prime Ministry Sunday.

Curfew hours will be extended to start at 10pm for citizens and 9pm for businesses starting Monday, November 2, he said.

Parliamentary elections will be held as scheduled November 10, he added.

Gyms and public pools will be shut down across the Kingdom starting Monday, including those located in hotels and residential compounds .

Schools and universities will continue with distance learning until the end of the current semester.

The Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat said there has been an increase in the number of positive cases, which has reached 16 percent.

The Ministry of Health is in the final stages of finalizing an agreement with another private hospital in Amman to treat COVID-19 patients, he added.

Three field hospitals will be established in the North, center and south regions of the Kingdom. 

The head of coronavirus portfolio Wael Hayajneh said that infection prevention protocols have been updated in all hospitals across the Kingdom.

The Ministry is currently updating the treatment plan for a safer environment for patients and healthcare workers, he added.

Hayajneh said "We are preparing for the worst in facing the epidemic, and we hope for the best."