Curfew to be reduced by two hours starting Saturday: Ayed

Jordan

Published: 2020-12-30 16:56

Last Updated: 2021-03-08 09:07


Curfew to be reduced by two hours starting Saturday: Ayed
Curfew to be reduced by two hours starting Saturday: Ayed

Wednesday, Minister of State for Media Affairs Ali al-Ayed and Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat held a press conference at the Prime Ministry to discuss the latest COVID-19 updates in the Kingdom.

Ayed said COVID-19 indicators show that the curve in Jordan is flattening, but it is affected by the global coronavirus situation. 

Curfew hours were reduced to start at 11 PM for establishments and 12 AM for citizens, as of Saturday (Jan. 2), he added.

Ayed said Friday lockdown will remain in effect until further notice. Decisions will be reconsidered in two weeks and based on the COVID-19 situation.

The government confirmed the continuation of suspension of direct and indirect flights coming from the UK to Jordan, he added.

PCR tests can detect the new strain of coronavirus, said Obeidat. 

Jordan's hospitals are in excellent condition and the occupancy rate is very low, he added. 

The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) is currently conducting studies for two other COVID-19 vaccines.

Johnson & Johnson "will give Jordan priority if its vaccine is approved internationally."

Obeidat called on citizens to register for vaccination on the government's official platform.

Preparations are going as planned and freezers have been distributed to health centers across the Kingdom. He said the vaccine will be provided free of charge.