Decline in cases may signal easing of lockdown measures: National Center for Human Rights

Jordan

Published: 2020-12-12 16:18

Last Updated: 2021-04-11 05:04


Decline in cases may signal easing of lockdown measures: National Center for Human Rights
Decline in cases may signal easing of lockdown measures: National Center for Human Rights

Saturday, the Head of the Health Committee at the National Center for Human Rights Ibrahim Al-Bdour said that the significant decrease of new COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom indicates the possibility of sectors reopening.

He pointed out that Jordan seems to be gaining control of the virus with the increase in the capacity of the health sector and the decrease in the number of cases. There is no objection to a gradual opening of sectors and a gradual lifting of curfew hours, and Friday total lockdowns while complying to health measures.

Bdour said that when infection rates decreased in other countries, sectors reopened and individuals began to ‘live’ with the virus normally.

Common trends show a typical pandemic curve to rise steeply, stabilize then begin a decline due to the nature of virus behaviors. This is what was witnessed in the pandemic curves of the countries that preceded us, said Bdour, while stressing that a decline in the curve is also due to citizens ’commitment to precautionary health instructions, especially wearing the face mask.'

Bdour explained that with this decrease, it is pivotal to balance the citizen’s health and livelihood and preservation of the economy from collapse - especially with the existence of a budget that bears JD 2.6 billion in deficits.