Experts in Jordan call for new restrictions as Covid-19 cases pass 1 million mark
Health experts have called for more measures to encourage residents to take vaccines, wear masks, and maintain social distancing. They warn that a surge in cases could lead to more restrictions.
"Cases have been skyrocketing over the past few months ... The public does not follow the health measures seriously. At the same time, lack of proper enforcement of the regulations may exacerbate the situation," Saeb Rawashdeh, a political analyst at the Jordan Press Foundation, told Xinhua news agency.
As per governmental guidelines, the public is not allowed to enter commercial centres, malls and public spaces without showing their vaccination certification or a negative PCR result.
Despite the restrictions still being in place, there isn't as much pressure to implement them, Rawashdeh explained.
On Thursday, the government said it will add new measures to deal with the virus. Residents are now required to provide the certificate of two-dose vaccination and a negative PCR result valid for 48 hours to attend the New Year's celebrations.
Jordan reported 2,239 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 1,047,953.