Published: 2021-02-23 13:57
Last Updated: 2021-03-08 19:58
Tuesday, the Director of the Coronavirus Crisis Cell, Brigadier General Mazen Al-Faraya in press statements said that the government has not made a decision yet regarding any lockdown or restriction measures in light of the surge in COVID-19 cases in Jordan, despite recommendations from the Epidemics Committee to impose a Friday total lockdown and extend curfew hours.
Faraya added that the government has not made its decision yet, stressing that it is responsible for making the appropriate decisions in the interest of everyone.
He pointed out that most citizens are not adhering to the set public safety measures.
A lack of adherance was witnessed as citizens and residents ignored social distancing last Friday noted Faraya, adding that the number of gatherings seen this year have exceeded those witnessed in 2020.
Faraya pointed out that the numbers registered on the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 vaccination platform are still "modest," and did not exceed three percent of the Kingdom's registered population.
Faraya noted that there were only 100,000 elderly people registered (over the age of 60) on the platform, which is not a lot seeing as there are around 460,000 individuals in the Kingdom in this age bracket.