Jordanian Armed Forces announced on Wednesday that all of Jordan’s governorates will be completely sealed off at 7 a.m. local on Thursday (11 p.m. ET Wednesday), Jordan’s state-run News Agency (PETRA) reported.
The Army statement said that “all crossing points to and from Amman and all of the Kingdom’s governorates will be closed.”
The announcement added that exceptions will be made for those with permits from the Armed Forces and based on the nature of their work.
On Wednesday, Jordan’s government held their first cabinet meeting remotely, “as a part of the government’s efforts to lead by example when it comes to social distancing,” according to a tweet from the Prime Ministry.
Jordan’s Prime Minister Omar Razzaz announced on Tuesday the implementation of “Defense Law” in an attempt to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country.