Ibrahim Al-Badour, a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Center for Human Rights in Jordan, criticized the lack of commitment to social distancing during the Jerash Festival and other artistic concerts.
And the website Khabarni quoted Al-Bdour as saying that several artistic gatherings in the country, “from the Jerash Festival and Magda El Roumi’s concert, through the Tamer Hosni concert, everyone, the government and people, saw the provocative amount of mixing and saw with their own eyes the defense orders being broken in front of them to the tunes of George Wassouf’s song (Saber and Radi), and they were hit by a lake. Do they wear masks and apply social distancing, as the government orders them, or do they return to their daily lives before Corona?
A member of the Board of Trustees of the National Center for Human Rights in Jordan pointed out that “the contradiction came to a head when the official spokesman for the government came out and said, “I am like any Jordanian citizen, shocked and upset by the scenes that took place and are happening at festivals and gatherings.”
Al-Badour asked, “Who gave the approvals to these festivals and parties, and why weren’t defense orders applied to them to distance themselves, to wear masks, and to the number of people allowed to gather?”
He believed that in this equation, the government “has double standards, as it prevents people from gathering and violates them if they do not wear masks, and at the same time it allows the holding of festivals and parties, and does not violate the owner of the party or the participants if they do not adhere to this.”
Al-Badour assumed that “the government with these actions sends a message of duplicity to the people, and indirectly encourages them to break defense orders and not abide by what it ordered – since it is the first to break this order.”
He expressed his feeling that “the problem did not end, after 3 days there is a loud party for the artist Amr Diab in Aqaba, and a large public presence and high mixing is expected, yet the government did not move a finger and did not direct and alert the organizers and attendees to adhere to the rules of distancing and the muzzle, otherwise they will be violated and the concert stopped, for example.” .
He explained his position on holding such parties by saying: “We are not against stopping or preventing concerts, and we are not against returning life to normal, but we must remember that the Corona virus crisis has not ended yet, and the virus is still present – every day, up to 1,000 cases are recorded.”
At the same time, he warned that such “parties and gatherings are a fertile environment for the transmission of the virus from an infected person to others around him, and if this spread occurs – God forbid – we will witness a new wave in which infections and deaths will rise.”
Al-Badour indicated that “Jordan fought the Corona epidemic, shouldered the burdens of closures, prevented gatherings, and paid a high health and economic bill, and I am sure that all of us (government and people) do not want to return to the days of quarantine and curfews, and we do not want to enter a new wave that reaps the lives of people dear to us.”
Source: my news