First phase of repatriation for Jordanians abroad concludes – says military official

Amman, A total of 16 flights carrying 2940 Jordanians arrived at the Queen Alia International Airport by Friday morning, Brig. Gen. Khaled Shantir, head of the airport’s security and protection department said. Today’s three flights carried Jordanians who were stranded abroad during the COVID-19 crisis, Shantir added. Shantir said that these 16 flights represent the first evacuation phase, noting that

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Coronavirus deals U.S. job losses of 20.5 million, historic unemployment rate in April

Washington, The U.S. economy lost a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April, the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression and the starkest sign yet of how the novel coronavirus pandemic is battering the world’s biggest economy. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on Friday also showed the unemployment rate surging to 14.7 per cent last month,

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Kuwait imposes blanket curfew

Amman, Kuwait, on Friday, decided to impose a blanket curfew to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. Sunday (May 10) until May 30. Official government spokesperson Tarek al-Mizrem said on Twitter that the decision was taken upon recommendations by the national health authorities.   Source: Jordan News Agency

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Jordanian truck drivers arriving at borders to be quarantined temporarily in military schools

Amman, Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, has announced today that the Jordanian drivers arriving at the Al-Omari borders between Jordan and Saudi Arabia will be quarantined temporarily in military schools in Azraq area, until the construction of the main quarantine site is completed. During a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM),

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