State of forests prompts fire warnings ahead of holiday

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The forests near Jerash are expected to host thousands of visitors during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, prompting warnings from experts that the forests are not suitable for hiking, due to trash and dry undergrowth an increase in the risk for fires from trash and dry undergrowth at a time when many people are expected to cook outside on open flames.اضافة اعلان

Tourism experts told Al-Ghad that the decrease in COVID-19 cases, the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, and the abolition of the ban on large gatherings will contribute to revitalizing the tourism sector, at a time when citizens are suffering from psychological, social, and economic pressures.

of employees. All of the undergrowth poses threats to hikers in the form of fires, insects, rodents, and snakes, which are currently active.

Tourism expert and member of the Jerash Governorate Council, Yusef Zureikat, said that vital sites in Jerash are in dire need of more maintenance and care to ensure the safety of hikers during the holiday and into next summer. 

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