A new defense order expected to impose penalties on lockdown non-complaint facilities, says minister
Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, said the government will
issue a new defense order, in a bid to impose penalties on corporations and
public transport means that do not adhere to the announced public safety and
security measures, or on non-complaint workers, who don’t wear face masks.
During a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management on Thursday, he announced the continued closure of restaurants, cinemas, parks, and children’s playgrounds in malls and major shopping centers, while permitting the rest of the commercial activities therein to resume operations, within the requirements of public safety and preventive measures.
According to Adaileh, malls’ owners are also required to allocate sites to sell masks on their shopping centers’ entrances, and to tell customers entry is denied for whoever does not wear face masks or violate preventive measures.
On curfew instructions and categories excluded, the minister also reaffirmed the implementation of the lockdown order on Friday excludes permit holders, medical and nursing cadres in the public and private sectors, epidemiological investigation teams, and a limited number of officials and staff in charge of sustaining the work of some vital institutions.
The Friday lockdown comes to help citizens to maintain social distancing, and to axe contact to curb infection transmission, especially in light of the gradual lifting of the curfew measures and allowing the various sectors to work, he pointed out.
Source: Jordan News Agency