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COVID-19: Jordan To Use Drones, Cameras To Monitor Curfew

File: A handout image launched by the Jordanian Royal Palace on April 1, 2020 reveals Jordanian King Abdullah II (display screen, L) and his son Crown Prince Hussein (display screen, R) attending by teleconference a authorities assembly with Prime Minister Omar Razzaz (L) and different officers discussing measures to mitigate financial impression of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, within the capital Amman. Yousef ALLAN / Jordanian Royal Palace / AFP


Jordan mentioned it’s to make use of drones and surveillance cameras to watch compliance with a nationwide curfew imposed to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

“The armed forces and security services will ensure the curfew is being respected by using modern technology such as drones and surveillance cameras,” the minister of state for info, Amjad al-Adayleh, advised a press briefing late Saturday.

Jordan has declared 5 dying and 323 instances of the COVID-19 sickness.

Adayleh, who additionally serves as authorities spokesman, warned that authorities would take “the necessary measures against anyone violating decisions” taken to comprise the outbreak.

Jordan says it has arrested at the very least 1,600 folks for violating the curfew, which imposes heavy penalties and has been in pressure since final month.

It has sealed off the capital and all of the nation’s provinces, suspended flights out and in of Jordan, closed colleges and banned all public gatherings.

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