Several seen not wearing masks, overcrowding Downtown ahead of lockdown


Published: 2021-04-02 09:56

Last Updated: 2021-05-06 11:45

Credit: InsideArabia
Credit: InsideArabia

Ahead of Jordan's Friday lockdown, citizens and residents took to Downtown Amman to make their last minute purchases before the sirens sound off and people begin making their way home.

The hustle and bustle of the downtown area Thursday showed many gathering by street vendors and markets, eagerly buying vegetables, fruits, spices and other food.

On display in many shops and market stands were Ramadan decorations, such as colorful pillows, fairy lights, and Fanoos (a traditional lantern used to decorate streets and homes in the month of Ramadan).

Many appeared to not abide by COVID-19 safety-related measures, with several seen not wearing face masks or social distancing.

Fortunately, many government officials explained that the coronavirus restrictions imposed in the Kingdom, such as the increased curfew hours and Friday lockdowns, have aided the Kingdom's COVID-19 curve to flatten. Notably, Jordan recorded 82 deaths and 6,842 new coronavirus infections Thursday.