While Europe remained in the eye of the second wave of Coronavirus hurricane, amid accelerated government measures to limit the spread of the epidemic, attention yesterday turned to the Arab world, which some countries have taken severe measures, including a curfew, in anticipation of the arrival of a new wave that could be more serious than the first.
In Jordan, citizens began the weekend to “forcibly reside” in their homes in accordance with the government’s decision to impose a global curfew, in light of the deployment of the armed forces (the Arab army), which imposed points of closure at the entrances and exits of the main cities and governorates, while the General Security Agency has taken control within the neighborhoods.
The Sultanate of Oman, in turn, has announced a ban on traffic and the closure of public places and shops from eight in the evening until five in the morning, starting tomorrow, Sunday, until Saturday 24 October.
This came amid expectations that the Tunisian government will announce the expansion of the curfew imposed in 6 states to include 13 states, or more than half of the country’s total states.
Meanwhile, Germany intends to seek the assistance of army experts in areas where the virus is spreading. And the German news agency reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel and the mayors of major cities agreed during their meeting yesterday that if there were 35 new cases per 100,000 people within seven days. For its part, the Spanish government has decided to activate the state of emergency to re-impose a partial general isolation applied in the capital Madrid and surrounding areas, which is one of the worst outbreaks of the (Covid-19) epidemic in Europe.
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