Jordanian police personnel guard at a checkpoint during the second day of a nationwide curfew, amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Amman Image Credit: Reuters

Amman: Jordan’s Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz said on Wednesday the government would soon ease a tight lockdown imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus by allowing more businesses and industries to return to work.

However, it will not yet lift a curfew imposed nearly a month ago that restricts the movements of Jordan’s 10 million people, Razzaz said.

The prime minister said the new measures could also include allowing people to move more freely in some regions outside the capital, but he warned that they could be rescinded if Jordan sees a further spike in cases of the coronavirus.

Jordan have a tight lockdown and ban on gatherings to stem the spread of the virus in a country with 401 confirmed cases and seven deaths.