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What happened happens... Tighter measures instead of self-flagellation!

May 09,2020 - Last updated at May 09,2020

Ad-Dustour’s Awni Daoud said that what happened with the COVID-19-positive truck driver in Khanaseri area in Mafraq is certainly frustrating and even shocking, especially after eight days of zero cases got Jordanian’s hopes up regarding defeating the virus by the end of Ramadan.

Daoud said that this hope is now too close to be lost due to one incident here or there, and that Jordan’s achievements in combating COVID-19 still earn bragging rights for the Kingdom’s leadership, army, security services and medical personnel.

The writer said that “what happened happens!” and might happen again, highlighting that Jordan has become distinguished for its swift containment of the crisis, correcting and learning from mistakes and quick reconsideration of decisions.

He said that “the truck drivers problem” must end completely, and that the government’s decision to establish a quarantine site for them at the border is a fit solution, after written self-quarantine pledges have been proved inadequate and brought more cases upon the Kingdom.

The columnist said that Jordan must learn two things from the incident, the first of which is not to practice self-flagellation, or become discouraged and look down on the Kingdom’s accomplishments in this regard, as mistakes will continue to be made globally until a final solution is reached. The second is for the government to impose tighter measures, as some people are not aware of their own best interest or that of others, Daoud said. The columnist stressed that defence orders must be fully enforced, especially Defence Order No.11, to deter those who endanger public health. 





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