Jordan to impose 48-hour curfew amid surge in COVID-19 cases

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  • Wednesday, 07 Oct 2020

AMMAN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Jordan will impose a 48-hour curfew across the country as of Thursday midnight amid surge in coronavirus cases.

Director of the Coronavirus Crisis Management Cell Mazen Faraya on Tuesday said that citizens are not allowed to go out during the curfew hours, excluding epidemiological investigation teams, medical staff, and a few employees necessary to sustain the work of vital sectors and institutions.

He added that the army would be deployed across the country to enforce and monitor the curfew amid the rising number of local infections.

The Jordanian government also announced that classes at all schools nationwide will be suspended as of Friday until further notice and that education at public and private universities will be online.

Also, Health Minister Saad Jaber said 12 COVID-19 deaths and 1,537 coronavirus cases were reported on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 122 and the tally of confirmed cases to 19,001.

Jaber added that 94 recoveries were registered on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 5,386.

China has supported Jordan in its fight against the COVID-19 that started in March. On May 31, China donated a batch of medical supplies to Jordan to help combat the coronavirus.

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