Jordan suspends reopening more sectors as COVID-19 cases increase

Feb 21, 2021

Jordan suspends reopening more sectors as COVID-19 cases increase

Amman (Jordan), February 21: Jordan decided on Saturday to suspend the reopening of more sectors due to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections.
Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Ali Ayed said the country is witnessing increasing recorded infections, positive rate and fatalities, especially among those infected with the highly contagious variant of the novel coronavirus.
The national anti-pandemic committee has agreed to not reopen any additional sectors, said the minister in a statement.
Jordan has recently reopened schools for the first three grades and decided to open gyms and restaurants, amusement parks and wedding halls.
Also on Saturday, the Ministry of Education announced that the second stage of resuming in-class education, which includes 10th and 11th graders, will be suspended for one week due to the epidemiological situation.
Jordan reported 15 COVID-19 deaths and 2,200 confirmed cases on Saturday, raising the death toll to 4,543 and the total tally to 359,811, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health.
The statement added that there are currently 21,077 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.
Source: Xinhua