COVID-19: Jordan's GAM carries out disinfection programme in Amman

Team at the municipality also sprayed six bus terminals, public buses with disinfectants, with sterilisation to be carried out

The programme is implemented across streets, stores, and waste collection places in Amman.
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The programme is implemented across streets, stores, and waste collection places in Amman.

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Jordan’s Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has implemented a disinfection programme across streets, stores, and waste collection places in Amman.

Speaking about the programme, a spokesperson at GAM said: “Sterilisation will be carried out regularly twice a day,” the Jordan news agency, Petra reported.

As part of the programme, the municipality also sprayed bus terminals and public transportation with disinfectants. This included six stations that was used by around 800,000 people every day before the COVID-19 outbreak.

The director of the Transportation Operations Department, Khalid Abu Alim, said that GAM has also been advising private sector firms in the country to raise awareness on the importance of sterilising vehicles and enforcing health precautionary measures to combat the virus.

According to the director of the environment department, Eng Ibrahim Al-Habarneh, said that around 4,500 national workers would be working in morning and evening shifts to collect waste from across the city.

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