2,600 businesses closed for flouting curfew measures, says minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Dr. Tariq Hammouri, said about 2,600 businesses have been closed so far since the curfew was issued for violating public safety measures and defense orders.


To date, 2860 monitoring tours were administered by the ministry, in cooperation with government stakeholders, according to Hammouri.


In a media statement issued on Sunday, he said the number of businesses jointly inspected, in cooperation with the relevant oversight bodies, has exceeded 130,000 in the Kingdom’s various regions.


The minister stressed the need to intensify monitoring operations on various entities to ensure their commitment to public safety measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic and to implement defense orders and government lockdown-related decisions.


Moreover, the minister stressed the importance of the citizens’ commitment, adding the monitoring operations carried out by all relevant government agencies check on customers’ adherence to social distancing, and other precautionary measures.


As part of the ministry’s efforts to monitor local market, he said its teams have reported 2,670 foodstuff violations and referred the flouters to the judiciary.


Over the last week, 10 thousand businesses were inspected, of which 200 were closed nationwide, according to Hammouri.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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