Published: 2021-02-26 21:28
Last Updated: 2021-04-11 06:10
Friday, the Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat told Jordan TV that the Friday total lockdown will remain in effect until at least the end of March. He added that the 24-hour total lockdown will be lifted as soon as the number of COVID-19 cases begin to decline in Jordan, which is expected to happen in mid-April.
Obeidat said Thursday that studies have shown that imposing a total lockdown for a day or two helps reducing the number of COVID-19 infections. He told Hayat FM that the government had to take the decision due to the fast spread of the mutated COVID-19 strains.
He explained that the person infected with any of the mutated strains can transfer the virus to at least five people.
Feb. 24, the government announced the reimposition of Friday lockdowns in Jordan, in addition to new curfew hours, in an effort to halt the sudden jump in coronavirus numbers.
The Friday lockdown, which was originally instituted in October, was cancelled Jan. 13 after the King issued a Royal directive to reopen sectors.