Aqaba sees new COVID-19 case

A new coronavirus infection was recorded in the southern Aqaba governorate on Tuesday, governor Muhammad Rafayeh announced.   He said the infection was recorded in the Risha area, some 78km north of the governorate, for a man who works outside Aqaba. Rafayeh pointed out that swab tests were collected from the patient’s contacts for testing.   Source: Jordan News Agency

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Unemployment rate soars to 23pct in Q2

Unemployment among Jordanians rose by 3.8 percent in the second quarter of the current year to reach 23 percent, according to official figures.   The unemployment rate among males and females during the April-July period stood at 21.5 and 28.6 percent respectively, the Department of Statistics revealed on Tuesday.   The data also showed that 26.6 of university degree holders

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Jordan resumes regular commercial flights

Jordan will Tuesday open its skies for regular international flights after a six-months lull prompted by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March.   A Fly Jordan charter flight with 140 passengers on board will be the first to land in Amman at 06:45 this evening coming from Turkey, which was classified green by the government, sources told Petra

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Online platform receives investment requests for $11mln

An online portal has received investment requests an estimated value of $11.5 since its launch in August, according to official data.   The Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) said on Tuesday that the number of confirmed investment requests submitted through the investinjo.com platform stood at 12 targeting various sectors.   JIC Chairman, Khaled Wazani, said the portal mainly target Jordanian businessmen

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