11 buildings in Amman isolated following COVID-19 infections, says official

Amman Governor, Saad Shehab, said 11 buildings were isolated on Friday, after COVID-19 infections were discovered.   He added that the buildings are located in Amman’s neighborhoods of Sahab, Jubaiha, Queismah, and Sweileh, noting that buildings have been sterilized to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with the approved health protocol.   Shehab said the necessary precautionary measures have

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Two schools shut down for 14 days in Balqa governorate

The Ministry of Education, on Friday, decided to close two schools in Southern Shuna, and Baqa’a district, Balqa governorate, after two COVID-19 cases were reported in these educational institutions.   Students will switch to online learning for home for the coming two weeks, using the ministry’s official distant learning online platform, Darsak, and official TV channels, the ministry said.  

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Gov’t to issue new circular on wage regulations for September – says minister

Labor Minister Nidal al-Batayneh stressed that the government will soon issue a new circular on wage regulations for the month of September.   During an interview with Jordan TV’s “60 Minutes” program on Friday, al-Batayneh added that the new circular will be similar to Circular No. 8 that was issued for July, August for the private sector employees in the

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Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine showed antibody response in initial trials

Russia’s “Sputnik-V” COVID-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Friday by The Lancet medical journal.   The results of the two trials, conducted in June-July this year and involving 76 participants, showed 100 per cent of participants developing antibodies to the new coronavirus and no serious side effects, The Lancet

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