- Title: Jordanian shoppers cram supermarkets as country tightens lockdown
- Date: 14th March 2020
- Summary: AMMAN, JORDAN (MARCH 14, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE PAYING AT CHECKOUT TROLLEY FULL OF SHOPPING NEARLY EMPTY SHELF EMPTY SHELF EMPLOYEE PUTTING CHICKEN AT SHELVES SHOPPERS LOADING TROLLEYS (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) JORDANIAN CITIZEN, KHALED AL MASRI, SAYING: "I am one of these people doing this act (buying large amounts of food) but it is overreaction. We have to cooperate with each other because it is not a matter of eating and drinking. We have to collaborate with each other more than this. I think staying at home is much better than heading towards markets. When we are gathering here it makes the virus spread, this is what I think. The act that I am doing is wrong." WOMAN ON PHONE HOLDING TUB ALMOST EMPTY SHELVES AISLE OF SHOPPERS BOY WEARING MASK, SITTING IN TROLLEY ALMOST EMPTY SHELVES PEOPLE LOOKING AT OIL ON SHELVES ALMOST EMPTY SHELVES OF OIL AISLE OF SHOPPERS QUEUES AT CHECKOUT TROLLEY FULL OF SHOPPING QUEUES AT CHECKOUT ITEMS BEING SCANNED QUEUES AT CHECKOUT
- Keywords: Coronavirus Jordan lockdown panic buying shopping supermarket
- Reuters ID: LVA001C50XNBB
- Location: AMMAN, JORDAN
- City: AMMAN, JORDAN
- Country: Jordan
- Duration: 00:02:46
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Jordanians were seen bulk buying supplies on Saturday (March 14), joining other countries in the act as the Middle Eastern country tightened a lockdown to combat the coronavirus.
Jordan said it would stop all incoming and outgoing passenger flights into the country from Tuesday (March 17) as it tightens border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Announcing the move on Saturday, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said universities and schools would be closed for two weeks and all tourist sites and all sports and cinemas would also be shut.
Jordan had one confirmed COVID-19 case that was treated and left hospital on Friday (March 13) but is worried because of speed at which the virus has spread in neighbouring countries.
It had already closed its borders with Egypt, Iraq, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.
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