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WCPO-9 highlights Jordan’s anti-COVID-19 measures

Amman, Mar. 26 (Petra) -- WCPO 9, an ABC-affiliated television station, has described the lockdown Jordan had imposed as one of "strictest in place to stop the spread of the Corona virus."

The Ohio-based channel said Jordan is well-known for having one of the most well-developed health sectors in the Middle East, referring to the many measures the Kingdom put in place to fight the disease, including the temporary closure of grocery stores and even pharmacies.

It noted that Jordanians authorities have banned walks and driving and arrested persons and impounded cars for violating the rules.

"All travelers entering Jordan were placed in a mandatory 14-day quarantine. About 5000 people were quarantined in hotels. Now, all incoming and outgoing commercial flights there have stopped. During the lockdown, as NPR reports, to help residents there, the government has commanded public transportation like city buses to deliver groceries, medicine and other essentials directly to neighborhoods," it said.

It concluded by saying that there are currently more than 460000 positive cases of COVID-19 worldwide. Jordan, which has a population of 9.7 million, has seen just over 170 cases.

//Petra// AA

26/03/2020 13:18:37