UPDATED: Government intends to announce new COVID-19 measures before 2021: Al-Ayed

Jordan

Published: 2020-12-08 12:46

Last Updated: 2021-03-07 11:27


UPDATED: Government intends to announce new COVID-19 measures before 2021: Al-Ayed
UPDATED: Government intends to announce new COVID-19 measures before 2021: Al-Ayed

The Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson Ali Al-Ayed confirmed Tuesday that the government will reassess precautionary COVID-19 measures currently imposed in Jordan, and will announce any new measures before Dec. 31.

Al-Ayed stressed that it is difficult for the government to impose closures due to the related economic setbacks, indicating that the decisions taken by the government are in-depth and based on scientific foundations and expert opinions, though no specific information was provided.

Al-Ayed said that the government is aware of the size of the challenges that citizens are facing due to the pandemic, and is working hard to alleviate them, adding that these crises can be turned into 'opportunities.'

The government is striving to implement the royal directives in order to improve the lives of citizens, and to support the sectors and individuals most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, through the package of measures it launched, worth JD 320 million, he added.

He indicated that the government is looking forward to making the COVID-19 vaccine available to the general public, noting that the government is in contact with several international companies and is making every effort to obtain it.

UPDATE:

During his interview with 'Hayat FM' Wednesday, Ayed revealed that the government intends on announcing new measures related to the COVID-19 restrictions, including curfew hours and total lockdowns on Fridays before the end of this year.

Additionally, defense laws may be amended if COVID-19 repercussions are eliminated, he said.

The government is studying all data related to the health situation in Jordan and will make changes accordingly, he said.

Ayed pointed out that the government is witnessing positive indications about the pandemic situation in Jordan.