Amman (UNA-OIC) – The Jordanian government is taking new measures to safeguard the health of people as it eschews resorting to blanket curfews, Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh told a press conference at the Prime Ministry on Monday.
This followed the Cabinet’s meeting to address the developments of the epidemiological situation and to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the government decided to suspend school classes and begin remote learning; shutter cafes and restaurants as only takeaways and delivery services will be allowed; suspend prayers at mosques and churches; shutter popular markets.
The minister of local administration and the mayor of Amman will be responsible for regulating central markets as they will put in place measures that ensure limiting crowdedness, and uphold social distancing.
Competent authorities will crack down on organizers of wedding parties, condolence homes and gatherings, and will hold flouters accountable and place them into custody for 14 days.
Adaileh said the decisions will be effective as of Thursday, September 17 and will run through for two weeks.