Published: 2021-02-21 09:49
Last Updated: 2021-03-01 17:28
Saturday, the government announced the suspension of reopening the closed sectors in Jordan. This came due to a huge increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom.
A number of sectors were set to reopen in March, within the third stage of the plan previously announced by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Maha Al-Ali. However, the COVID-19 situation in Jordan forced the government to postpone the reopening of the closed sectors.
The sectors that were supposed to reopen in March, include cinemas, entertainment cities, children's play areas, electronic games centers and the conference sectors.
On Jan. 13, Ali announced that the reopening of sectors will be phased, at a rate of two weeks for each stage.
She said that outdoor pools in hotels, public parks, gyms, sports centers and indoor swimming pools will reopen Feb. 1.
Last week, the Assistant Secretary-General for Health Affairs Ghazi Sharkas said that if the percentage of positive PCR tests reaches eight percent, officials will be forced to rexamine current health measures and possibly impose or reimpose certain measures.
Jordan recorded 15 deaths and 2,200 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the crisis to 359,811.