24-hour lockdown starts midnight, everyone's banned from leaving home, except for medical cadres


Published: 2020-04-02 21:23

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 13:56

During the press briefing
During the press briefing

Medical and nursing cadres in the private sector, as well as the medical cadres affiliated with the Ministry of Health, are excluded from the 24-hour lockdown that will be imposed in the Kingdom as of midnight, the Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh has confirmed today.

"Everyone who violates the orders shall be subject to legal accountability," Adaileh affirmed during a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management.

He pointed out that "these measures aim at protecting your safety and health, as we are facing today a real global epidemic, where the number of infections around the world has reached nearly one million, while the number of deaths reached about 50,000."

"This stage is crucial and the coming days will determine whether the epidemic will further spread or not," Adaileh said.

"Either we limit its spread and succeed in eradicating it, or we waste all the efforts, due to some people's negligence so the epidemic will spread and we won't be able to control it," Adaileh stated.

The Minister appealed to the citizens to "support the efforts of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), the security services in the fields, the medical and nursing cadres, the "unknown soldiers" and the cadres working at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, as all of them have been working day and night for you to enjoy peace and comfort and for the country and its people to enjoy good health and wellness."

Adaileh confirmed that starting from 6 pm this evening, all paper permits were canceled and electronic permits were approved, as "there will be strict procedures on this."

He added, "there are intense investigations into the illegal practices regarding the permits and cases of frogery," stressing that there will be zero tolerance in this matter, and no one is above the law.

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