Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak
From Thursday, schools, places of worship, and markets will be closed for two weeks, the cabinet decided, in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.
"We are living through exceptional circumstances," government spokesman Amjad Adailah said according to Reuters.
"These measures are harsh as they are, but we hope they will reduce infections and prevent a large outbreak that would lead to a total shutdown that would have catastrophic consequences."
Jordan has seen 3,528 cases of Covid-19 and 25 deaths but there were 252 new cases recorded on Sunday - the biggest daily spike since the start of the outbreak.