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Jordan under virus curfew to launch home deliveries

Jordan under virus curfew to launch home deliveries

Amman (AFP) – Jordan is to launch a food delivery service for residents, the government said Monday, as a total lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus entered its third day.

A round-the-clock curfew was imposed on Saturday across Jordan and authorities have decided to keep it in force until further notice, government spokesman Amjad Adayleh said.

The kingdom has reported 112 cases of the COVID-19 virus so far, but no officially declared deaths in the country of around 10 million people.

“The curfew will remain in place until further notice and you must stay at home and refrain from violating the precautionary instructions,” Adayleh told a news conference.

He said the government would from Tuesday launch a scheme “to deliver basic necessities such as bread, drinking water and medicine to the homes of citizens”.

Pharmacies and bakeries are to reopen “but will not provide direct sales” to citizens, Adayleh

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