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Plan to feed Jordanians under curfew sows chaos

The Jordanian authorities' effort to distribute bread to citizens brought more confusion and panic than aid.

Chaos reigned in Jordan March 24 as the authorities distributed bread to Jordanians amid a total lockdown and the closure of food stores in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. As of that day, there are 153 cases in Jordan.

The government pledged to distribute bread to citizens via municipal vehicles and public transportation buses. After the announcement, hundreds of citizens across the kingdom ran out to meet the buses, jostling each other despite police attempts to keep them apart.

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