Jordan imposes a comprehensive curfew
Jordan imposes a comprehensive curfew

The official spokesman for the Jordanian government, Ali Al-Ayed, said that there is an increase in Corona injuries and an increase in the rates of positive examinations, which requires more caution.


He added during a press conference, today, Wednesday, that the Prime Minister, Dr. Bishr Al-Khasawneh, directed that the Supreme Framework Committee to deal with Corona and the Epidemiology Committee hold a continuous meeting to study measures that could be taken, and the Cabinet discussed the recommendations of the relevant committees, and the Prime Minister issued Defense Order No. 26. The defense order provides for adherence to the established spacing distances, the obligation to wear the muzzle in all public and private sites, adherence to preventive measures, and harsher penalties for those not complying with the procedures. So that those who do not adhere to the spacing distances are 20 dinars, and the muzzle fine between 60 and 100 dinars, while the facility is punished with a fine of not less than 500 dinars and not more than one thousand dinars for the first time, and a fine of one thousand dinars and the closure of the facility for 7 days.

Defense Order No. 26 includes harsher penalties for hookah providers (hookahs) to make them imprisonment for 6 months, or a fine between 500 and 1,000 dinars, or with both penalties, and close it for a week for the first time and two weeks for the second time. The educational institution will also be penalized with a fine of 3,000 dinars in the event of non-compliance, provided that the work will start from Thursday until further notice.

 The Prime Minister also issued Communication No. 24 under Defense Order No. 14 prohibiting the movement and movement of people from 10 on Thursday night until 6 am on Saturday every week, and walkers are allowed for one hour to perform Friday prayers and authorize the Minister of Awqaf to determine its time.

It is also prohibited for people to move from 10 at night to 6 in the morning on the rest of the week, and facilities are closed from 9 to 6 in the morning, with the exception of institutions that the Prime Minister decides to exclude from the notification. The Prime Minister has also decided to reduce the working hours of employees in government institutions to 50%, as of next Sunday, and the Audit Bureau will monitor compliance with this matter.