Interior minister urges governors to fully enforce Defence Order No. 11

Interior Minister Salameh Hammad Tuesday ordered local governors and security bodies to follow up on enforcing Defence Order No. 11 “with utmost firmness” and take legal action against violators.   Clause (1) of the defense order commits individuals to the set social distancing regulations and to wear face masks and gloves at public places, including ministries, government departments, official and

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Industry Minister: 52 facilities shut down for flouting safety regulations

Ministry of Industry, trade and Supply inspection teams shut down 52 establishments that were in violation of public safety and health protection measures, mainly the use of face masks, gloves and sterilization requirements.   Industry Minister Tariq Al-Hammouri, who is also Chairman of the Committee on the sustainability of work, production and supply chains, said in a press release Tuesday

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EU endorses macro-financial assistance programmes for enlargement and neighbourhood partners

The European Commission on Tuesday agreed memoranda of understanding (MoU) on macro-financial assistance (MFA) programmes with eight partners, including Jordan.   The agreements are part of the €3 billion MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, aimed to help them limit the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release.   The ongoing and swift implementation

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Al-Faraya: Residential areas where COVID-19 infections are confirmed are isolated

Director of the Coronavirus Crisis Cell Brig. Gen. Mazen Al-Faraya said on Tuesday that the cell’s management continues to strengthen procedures at border crossings to protect their workers and travelers and protect the society from the coronavirus.   He also told a press conference at the Prime Ministry that some residential areas in the Kingdom, where COVID-19 infections were recorded,

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King: Public health and wellbeing above all priorities

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday reaffirmed that public health and wellbeing are a top priority, noting the need to safeguard Jordan’s accomplishments in countering coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which will require intensifying efforts.   Chairing a National Policies Council (NPC) meeting attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah urged continuing to disseminate public

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