Jordan may resort to new COVID-19 restrictions: Al-Ayed

Jordan

Published: 2020-11-16 10:51

Last Updated: 2020-11-16 14:18


Jordan may resort to new COVID-19 restrictions: Al-Ayed
Jordan may resort to new COVID-19 restrictions: Al-Ayed

Jordan has been witnessing a huge increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths which led the government to implement strict health and safety measures, such as extending the curfew hours, imposing a total lockdown on Fridays and activating Defense Law Orders.

The Minister of State for Media Affairs Ali Al-Ayed said the government might resort to new COVID-19 restrictions, which could include imposing a smart lockdown across the Kingdom, and extending curfew hours.

Additionally, Al-Ayed said the government is working to increase medical teams and establish designated hospitals, adding that three new field hospitals have been established with a total capacity of 950 beds and 180 ICU beds, in Amman, Irbid and Ma'an.

Citizens should comply with health and safety measures, such as wearing masks, social distancing and adhere to defense law orders in order to limit the spread of the virus, Al-Ayed added.