Jordan Workers Disinfect The 'Rose Red City' of Petra

Published March 18th, 2020 - 07:48 GMT

Jordan took extraordinary steps to restrict the movement of people in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

A government directive ordered the closure of all non-essential organizations and institutions, and the limit of travel to essential services. Travel within districts will be restricted except for those on important humanitarian work.

Jordan also announced that 4,700 people, mostly Jordanians, who recently arrived from abroad are under a 14-day quarantine, with most of them in hotels in Amman and the Dead Sea area. The number of people affected by the virus in the country stands at 35.

*This article has been adapted from its original source ArabNews

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A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

The Treasury site in the ancient city of Petra south of the capital Amman is pictured empy from torists on March 17, 2020, amidst the coronavirus COVID-19's outbreak. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

The Treasury site in the ancient city of Petra south of the capital Amman is pictured empy from torists on March 17, 2020, amidst the coronavirus COVID-19's outbreak. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp

A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
The Treasury site in the ancient city of Petra south of the capital Amman is pictured empy from torists on March 17, 2020, amidst the coronavirus COVID-19's outbreak. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
The Treasury site in the ancient city of Petra south of the capital Amman is pictured empy from torists on March 17, 2020, amidst the coronavirus COVID-19's outbreak. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
The Treasury site in the ancient city of Petra south of the capital Amman is pictured empy from torists on March 17, 2020, amidst the coronavirus COVID-19's outbreak. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp
A labourer sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra south of the capital Amman on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Khalil MAZRAAWI / afp