Cabinet discusses anti-virus procedures at Al-Omari Border Crossing

The Cabinet has discussed the procedures implemented at Al-Omari Border Crossing, after Prime Minister Omar Razzaz paid an inspection tour to the area, accompanied by a number of ministers and officials.


Chairing the session held on Sunday, Razzaz stressed the need to maintain coordination and cooperation among all stakeholders, and to take all necessary measures to prevent any violations that may contribute to the pandemic’s transmission.


Razzaz stressed the importance of a reference body that manages all crossing’s operations, and assumes responsibility for implementing procedures, aimed to ensure the continued flow of cross-border freight and commercial movement.


On a related level, Razzaz approved the recommendation made by Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs, Sami Daoud, to reinstate remote work mechanism for public employees, and axe their attendance percentage accordingly, as per the guidelines approved by the Cabinet on the work of public sector employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The decision came amid the increase in local Covid-19 cases, in a bid to reduce employee overcrowding that contributes to the virus spread.


According to the decision, efficiency and levels of service provided to citizens shouldn’t be affected, which stressed the necessity to operate public institutions at their usual pace.


Moreover, the decision comes as part of governmental measures to preserve the citizens’ health and safety, and contribute to the stability of the epidemiological situation, and covers all ministries, government departments, and government-owned companies, and takes effect as of its issuance date.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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