Jordan to impose total Eid al-Fitr lockdown with surge in COVID-19 cases

A total lockdown will be imposed during Eid al-Fitr in Jordan amid an unprecedented increase in the number of coronavirus cases over the past few days, Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said Wednesday.

The lockdown, imposed to limit public gatherings during the Muslim holiday, will start on Thursday midnight until Sunday, the minister said in a statement.

Jordan reported 23 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, of which seven were from the same family in the capital Amman, bringing the total number in the country to 672.